[Samba] Samba4 and DNS

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Mon Jul 12 06:45:50 MDT 2010

> --- Original message ---
> Subject: [Samba] Samba4 and DNS
> From: Alex Waite <awaite at mcw.edu>
> To: samba at lists.samba.org <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Date: Monday, 12/07/2010  4:56 AM
> Hey Everyone,
>          I've been reading through the Samba4 docs, but I am a bit 
> confused,
> so please forgive me if I have missed anything obvious.
>          I am trying to setup Samba4 as a Domain Controller for our
> department.  We do not control our DNS; that is done through campus 
> IT.
>    All of our workstations (soon to be members of the domain) already
> have entries in campus DNS.  If I were to submit the contents of the
> /usr/local/samba/private/dns/ folder (generated by Samba4's provision
> step) to Campus IT, would that work?  Would I be missing out on 
> anything
> by not running my own DNS server?
>          I've read about the dynamic changes made to DNS by Samba4, 
> but I
> don't know if I need that if my clients already would have entries in 
> DNS.

Talk to DNS admins.  Ask them if you can run a master DNS for your 
domain, and then use campus DNS as  a the forwarder.
>          Thank you for your time; I appreciate it.
> ---Alex
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