[Samba] Samba4/DNS question

Quinn Plattel qiet72 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 01:31:19 MDT 2012

Sorry for the double mail.  I wasn't sure if it went through the first time.

I answered my own question and discovered that samba4 does not use named db
files at all but it's own database.  Before I was editing named db files to
add entries which was actually the wrong way to go about.  The correct way
was either through Windows DNS Manager or through samba4's samba-tool.
There is absolutely no need to create db files at all as named just updates
the database though the samba so library.

Anybody know of a gui way to update the dns that is not windows based?


On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Quinn Plattel <qiet72 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I noticed something interesting when playing around with dns entries on
> ISC BIND9/Samba4 environment via Linux and Windows environments.  When I
> create a dns entry in the db file of isc bind9, the entry is resolvable in
> both environments.  If I create a dns entry via the Windows DNS Manager,
> then that entry is also resolvable under both environments, but why does
> the entry not show up in the db file?
> qiet72

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