[Samba] Recomendations for working with existing DNS setups

Hef hef+samba at pbrfrat.com
Mon Apr 1 22:46:10 MDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 23:26 -0500, Hef wrote:
> > I thought that samba was supposed to be able to use nsupdate to
> > perform dynamic dns updates.  Is this not accurate?
> Please keep comments on the list.
Apologies, I misused the reply button.

> These updates still have to be against a Samba DNS server.
> Even if Samba is configured to somehow update a different server, the
> windows clients and other DCs also need to do the same.  And if they
> did, you couldn't add a windows DC with it's DNS server to the mix,
> because the data wouldn't be in the directory where it is expected to
> be.

My thought was to have the DNS registrations against samba4 and then have
samba4 re-register against a dns server via nsupdate.  I hadn't considered
interacting with other windows based PDC's in the domain.

Would that imply that for an upsteam DNS server, I should have an NS record
pointing to the samba4 server as a subdomain? and instead of having a AD
domain example.com, I should have ad.example.com?

> Andrew Bartlett
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> Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
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