[Samba] Split DNS with Samba4 internal DNS

George jorgito1412 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 08:34:47 MDT 2013

Hi team,

I have a working Samba4 build on production now (running 4.0.7). The
problem is that the AD domain is the same as the external public domain,
but the web and mail servers are hosted externally. So basically I need to
resolve "www.domain.com" and "mail.domain.com" using an external nameserver
(where "domain.com" is my AD domain). In a Windows AD, this would be done
by creating a delegation for those hosts pointing to the domain SOA, but
this does not seem to work with the internal Samba DNS server (or at least
I couldn't make it work).

Which would be the best way to handle this situation? Is the internal Samba
DNS server capable of handling this scenario, or should I configure BIND?

In the meantime, I manually added an A record to the Samba DNS server
pointing to the appropriate servers (which works fine), but my web hosting
provider tends to change the server's IP address quite often, so I would
like this to be handled automatically.

Thanks a lot.


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