[Samba] dynamic DNS Updates still failing, re-installed 9 more times, tried everything I could think of, now bald.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Jun 2 07:16:46 MDT 2013

On Sun, 2013-06-02 at 11:52 +0200, steve wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-06-02 at 01:46 -0700, Gary Maurizi wrote:
> > This is a follow up to my previous...
> > 
> > Thomas, I have tried everything else I can think of, I WAS  able to get
> > further debugging information out of samba, winbind, bind9_dlz, and whats
> > going wrong in this process for us, but I am not a developer I have no way
> > of knowing if this will be useful to you or anyone but I figure I should
> > put it out so someday this can get fixed, Thanks:
> Hi Gary
> I'm no expert but I have dyndns working on openSUSE with 9.9 both from
> win7 and Linux clients. Maybe strip your config down to just this, then
> add the other stuff afterwards if you get it going?
> 1. Make sure that named is not running chrooted. That was a real gotcha
> for me: it's default on openSUSE.

This certainly could be the major issue here.  I can imagine this
causing no end of drama if folks don't check for it. 

> 2. for now, chown -R named.named /var/lib/named

I certainly agree, for now (try and restore a more secure set of
permissions later, but it is very worthwhile to test and rule out). 

> 3. Use minimum options /etc/named.conf
> options {
> 	directory "/var/lib/named";
> 	managed-keys-directory "/var/lib/named/dyn";
> 	notify no;
> 	tkey-gssapi-keytab "/usr/local/samba/private/dns.keytab";
> };
> include  "/usr/local/samba/private/named.conf";
> Good luck.
> Steve

Indeed.  We know BIND9 can be a real pain to get right, and that's why
the internal DNS server effort started.  That also has challenges (due
to available developer attention), but is an indication of how seriously
we take this challenge. 

Andrew Bartlett

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

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