[Samba] Samba 4 internal DNS - how to modify SOA record

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Tue Aug 6 21:59:57 MDT 2013

On 08/06/2013 02:34 PM, Rustam K. wrote:
> Hello,
> I have the very same problem, does anybody know a way?
> I am thinking of converting to BIND, modifying and then converting it back
> to Internal DNS implementation.

Did you had a look at samba-tool dns update to do this ?
Kai has a good experience in DNS related things in Samba I just put him 
in this thread just in case he has some insights.

> Hello.
> How could one modify a SOA record in rc3? For example, NS part (not NS
> record) of SOA record points to an absent Windows server. This
> effectively breaks DNS updates, since there is no such server and if
> corresponding A record is added, update requests from clients will
> come unsigned.
> Editing it directly via LDAP breaks Samba (some sort of
> checksum/hash?) MMC snap-in says "Zone not loaded by DNS server", so
> it is not possible to use it either. samba-tool dns add|delete|update
> can't operate on SOA record.
> Maybe someone could give a link to some document describing dnsRecord,
> so one could forge a valid record and just change dnsRecord in DC=@
> using some LDAP tool?
> Thanks in advance.

Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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