[Samba] (S4) Neither AXFR nor authoritative nameserving available?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Dec 22 03:44:02 MST 2012

On Tue, 2012-12-18 at 11:58 -0500, Michael B. Trausch wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'd like to have redundant DNS in our setup.  But it seems that Samba 4 
> does not yet support AXFR with its internal DNS server.  Alright, that's 
> fine, so I figured I'd configure the system such that at the very least, 
> a caching nameserver was sitting in front of it.  However, that doesn't 
> work; the caching nameserver (BIND 9) returns SERVFAIL, apparently 
> because Samba 4 isn't setting the authoritative bit on its DNS responses.

That's odd.  Please file a bug, so Kai can look into it. 

> Is this a known issue, a configuration error on my part, or something 
> entirely different altogether?

You could run another Samba DC to get the redundant DNS. 

Another option is to run the bind9 server and the dlz plugin.

Andrew Bartlett

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Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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