[Samba] Samba 4 Additional DC existing domain

Michael De Groote ict at sint-pietersschool.be
Tue Jun 11 14:15:19 MDT 2013

did you put in a

dns forwarder = ip.of.external.dns.server


2013/6/11 Dino Edwards <dino.edwards at mydirectmail.net>

> > You haven't answered my previous question:
> >
> >  > Did you followed *all* steps from the  >
> > http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO/Join_a_domain_as_a_DC
> >  > HowTo? I didn't saw, in the steps you had listed, that you joined
> > the  > domain, etc.
> I believe I answered it albeit indirectly. One of the first steps of
> joining a domain as a DC was to run the kinit command and upon success
> proceed with joining the domain. Since I wasn't getting any output from
> running that command, I stopped and didn't go any further with joining the
> domain because I thought there was something wrong. I wasn't aware that I
> had to run klist in Ubuntu in order to get the output that I needed. Once I
> did that, I went ahead and followed the steps to join the domain and I was
> able to get it working. Now I have a smb.conf file like I should. However,
> now I have a few other questions if you could be so kind to answer. When I
> pointed one of the windows machines to use the samba 4 DC as its DNS
> server, I was able to resolve hosts in the mydomain.local domain. However,
> I wasn't able to resolve hosts outside my domain. A Windows DNS server is
> able to do that. Is this behavior because I'm not using Bind with the samba
> 4 DC but instead I'm using the int
>  ernal samba DNS? What do I need to do to rectify that?
> I'm also assuming that I should use or the IP of the samba 4 DC
> as the DNS server of the samba 4 DC in /etc/network/interfaces file vs.
> pointing to the Windows DC. Is that a correct assumption?
> And finally, rebooting the server does not automatically start samba. I
> have to start it manually. Do I need to create a script in /etc/init.d/ and
> if that's the case, is there a template for that somewhere?
> Thanks in advance.
> Dino
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Michael De Groote
ICT-coordinator Sint-Pietersschool Korbeek-Lo
ICT-support Sancta Maria Basisschool Leuven

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