[Samba] Recomendations for working with existing DNS setups

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Apr 1 17:05:19 MDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 15:59 -0700, Simon Matthews wrote:

> If I could change the subject somewhat, I am also not clear on how to 
> configure SAMBA4 and the DNS server if my network has an existing DNS 
> server on another machine and I don't really want to move it. The DNS 
> server is a stock install of bind from the distro's repository: 
> bind-9.8.2-0.17.rc1.el6_4.4.x86_64

Samba must locally host it's own DNS domain, on the Samba 4.0 AD DC.

You may wish to have your existing BIND instance forward the Samba 4.0
subdomain to Samba using a zone type of 'forward'. 

I hope this helps,

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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