[Samba] dns entries look weird in remote administration dns tool

Denis Cardon denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Fri May 3 09:44:25 MDT 2013

Hi Chantal and Alex,

> yes exactly like that Alex! Well, with other entries ofcourse :)

I have the same strange MS DNS console display here on multiple samba4 
production installs (both with classicupgrad'ed server and servers 
joined to MS AD). I first noticed it at the beta or rc stage, so I 
didn't care much about it at that time since it does not seems to have 
any issue with real dns queries.

However I still have the same issue as you have with samba 4.0.5.



> On 05/02/2013 02:32 PM, Alex Matthews wrote:
>> Hiya,
>> My Windows based DNS utility always looks like this:
>> http://i.imgur.com/hhGmm0w.png
>> Is that similar to what you're referring to Chantal?
>> I've not noticed it cause a problem. Although I'm sure it shouldn't be
>> like it!
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
>> On 02/05/2013 08:13, Chantal Rosmuller wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On our samba 4 testserver we inserted the dns records from our dns
>>> server using samba-tool. Everything seems to work ok but when I look
>>> at the dns
>>> entries with the windows dns remote administration tool it all looks
>>> very weird. Here's an example:
>>> This is the insert command:
>>> samba-tool dns add samba4.example.com example.com www1 A
>>> -U administrator
>>> When I query the dns with samba-tool I get this (looks fine to me);
>>> [root at samba4 ~]# samba-tool dns query localhost example.com www1 A -U
>>> administrator
>>> Password for [EXAMPLE\administrator]:
>>>   Name=, Records=1, Children=0
>>>     A: (flags=f0, serial=280, ttl=900)
>>> In the windows dns tools however the record for www1 shows up twice,
>>> one looks normal, the other doesn't have any values for type data and
>>> timestamp.
>>> Can anyone explain this, we would like to be sure everything is ok
>>> before we start using the server in our production environment.
>>> our OS: CentOS release 6.3 (Final)
>>> samba version: samba 4.0.3
>>> Thanks!

Denis Cardon
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