[Samba] Im just curious

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Sun May 19 08:53:47 MDT 2013

On 05/18/2013 05:26 AM, Sandbox wrote:
> 2013-05-17 00:43 keltezéssel, Marc Muehlfeld írta:
>> Hello,
>> Am 16.05.2013 22:41, schrieb Sandbox:
>>> Is it possible (well, look like it works) to include a preconfigured
>>> bind zone to samba named.conf, so I don't get that annoying zone
>>> conflict error message while I start bind?
>>> Actualy, the important question is, this kind of configuration could
>>> interfere with samba4 if the server is configured to use BIND9_DLZ?
>> Do you mean, that you have already a zone in Bind and now you want 
>> the BIND9_DLZ module to use that zone for your AD? A "mixed zonefile" 
>> (samba LDB and Bind)? I think this is not possible and you won't be 
>> able to administrate it from windows or by samba-tool.
>> There was a BIND9_flatfile option for provisioning in the past. But 
>> Kai Blin (he wrote the internal DNS server) told me yesterday on 
>> SambaXP, that this option is very old and there's not really a 
>> documentation how to make it run. So this isn't a good solution, either.
>> But you could write a small script, to import your existing records 
>> with samba-tool into the samba LDB (of course you can keep Bind and 
>> use the DLZ module, if you like that backend).
>> Regards,
>> Marc
> Actualy I have lot of printers in my "old" bind config, so i thought I 
> can use that configuration just for the printers and using samba's 
> bind9_dlz option for pcs and domain.
Try having a look at views in bind, you could use one view for your 
printer and the dlz_bind for the rest, another option is to parse your 
existing records and import them in the dlz zone.


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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