[Samba] Samba4 DNS - Adding CNAME

Mike Howard mike at dewberryfields.co.uk
Sat May 19 03:41:16 MDT 2012

On 19/05/2012 10:34, Mike Howard wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm using samba 4.0.0alpha21-GIT-UNKNOWN provisioned to use the 
> internal dns server. I'm having a bit of trouble adding a CNAME entry, 
> or more correctly, getting it to resolve after adding.
> Prior to adding the CNAME a query returns (the relevant record);
>   Name=centos, Records=1, Children=0
>     A: (flags=f0, serial=2, ttl=900)
> It's more than likely me doing something wrong, I really am poking 
> around in the dark a bit with samba-tool, so maybe somebody could help 
> me out. I've added a CNAME entry using samba-tool as follows;
> samba-tool dns add mydomain centos CNAME debian
> where <mydomain> is the zone, <name> is the name of a current A record 
> (see above) and <debian> is the CNAME I want added.
> A query no returns (the relevant record);
Should have read "A query now returns (the relevant record);"
>   Name=centos, Records=2, Children=0
>     A: (flags=f0, serial=2, ttl=900)
>     CNAME: debian. (flags=f0, serial=19, ttl=900)
> On the face of it, to a layman like myself, the entry is added 
> successfully (as per samba-tools output - Record added successfully), 
> however,
> am 'nslookup' returns;
Should have read "an 'nslookup' returns;"
> # nslookup debian
> Server:
> Address:
> Non-authoritative answer:
> *** Can't find debian: No answer
> So, the question is; What am I doing wrong?
Apart from my inability to type!

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