[Samba] some DNS trouble ...

Ricky Nance ricky.nance at weaubleau.k12.mo.us
Tue Feb 26 09:29:06 MST 2013

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it dns forwarder = (not dns forwarderS)
run your config through samba-tool testparm and see if it complains.


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Gregory Sloop <gregs at sloop.net> wrote:

> mmgc> Well … just found that the options
> mmgc> server role
> mmgc> dns recursive queries
> mmgc> dns forwarders
> mmgc> are ignored … hmmm … well … does anyone know how to achieve the
> mmgc> desired behavior without these options ?
> Perhaps I don't understand what's going on - but are you sure your DNS
> forwarder *IS* working properly? Because if the forwarder wasn't
> servicing the DNS queries, then it would *look* like [dns forwarders]
> wasn't working.
> This came up in another thread in the last week. Make sure the DNS
> server specified in the [dns forwarders] is actually serving DNS
> queries for the AD host in question.
> It's common for BIND to be locked down so it will handle local
> queries for all requests, or remote queries for zones it's "auth" for
> - but not to handle remote requests for non-auth zones.
> [See listen-on and allow-query in BIND docs, among other things.]
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