[Samba] Samba4 Internal DNS CNAME entries

Dominic Evans oldmanuk at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 07:14:07 MST 2013

I am currently in the progress of testing the replacement of a Windows
2003 DC with a Samba4-based one.

In the DNS of old Windows DC we had CNAME entries to alias
www.domain.com to serverX.domain.com and ftp.domain.com to
serverY.domain.com. This is working and can be tested successfully
with dig

The CNAME entries were correctly replicated across to the internal DNS
server on the new Samba4 DC after it joined the domain, but querying
that server for www.domain.com through dig returns no results.
However, samba-tool dns query localhost does correctly show the CNAME
entry as present.

Does the internal DNS server of samba4 not yet support CNAME lookups?

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