[Samba] Authoritative DNS Server

Jason Buller jdbuller at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 22:30:35 MDT 2011

When I setup Samba4 I already had a master and slave bind9 server so I
copied the relevant dns information to my master server however I don't know
how to make my existing server authoritative for the zone.  It will send
notifies to the slave and allow ddns updates but the slave shows this error:
"slave-server named[1187]: client received notify for zone
'domain.local': not authoritative."  The other zones are able to transfer to
the slave without problem.  I think the relevant bit of the domain zone file
is below, let me know if you need anything else.  Not sure if this makes a
difference but fileserver1 actual name is fileserver1.originaldomain.local,
if you ping fileserver1.domain.local it still resolves to the servers IP and

$TTL 604800     ; 1 week
domain.local             IN SOA  fileserver1.domain.local.
hostmaster.domain.local. (
                                2011022040 ; serial
                                172800     ; refresh (2 days)
                                14400      ; retry (4 hours)
                                3628800    ; expire (6 weeks)
                                604800     ; minimum (1 week)
                        NS      fileserver1.jandt.local.
                        NS      jasonbu-desktop.jandt.local.
$TTL 600        ; 10 minutes
$ORIGIN domain.local.

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