[Samba] Recomendations for working with existing DNS setups

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Apr 2 01:16:59 MDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 23:46 -0500, Hef wrote:
> 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.  

We don't have any way to do that. 

> 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?

Yes (or a forward zone, if you don't want to put the proper NS glue in
there, and every DNS query already goes via that server).

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

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