[Samba] Recomendations for working with existing DNS setups

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Apr 3 19:35:29 MDT 2013

On Wed, 2013-04-03 at 15:05 -0400, Chris Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> 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've been wondering...
> Do the Windows clients, if they aren't sharing anything, actually need
> DNS resolution?
> Could Samba just host the DNS for the SRV (and other "special")
> records as a subdomain and therefore have all queries go to another
> DNS server which, for the special subdomain, forwards only those
> requests to the Samba server?

That would be a very good way to create confusion and an un-debug-able

Clients, member servers and DCs register A records, and DCs also
register and require SRV records. 

Andrew Bartlett

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

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