[Samba] Samba 4 internal DNS and reverse zones

Julian Pilfold-Bagwell jpilfold-bagwell at bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk
Mon Oct 14 02:38:20 MDT 2013

Hi All,

I currently have another thread  open on squid authentication with Samba 
4 and am going to try authenticating against kerberos instead of NTLM.

According to the docs for the web filter I'm using, it's essential for 
Kerberos to be able to resolve reverse DNS so I've spent the last 
weekend trying to get this working. Various different documents and 
howtos exist but none of them worked out of the box.  The Samba wiki 
suggests creating the zones with the RSAT DNS tool and various people 
I've come across have commented that from that point onwards records 
were added by Windows clients joining.
I couldn't get this working so I tried the  script on Michael Kuron's 
site as it threw up messages about GSS failing before DHCP server would 
eventually hang.  While it ran, it would add entries consisting of the 
mac address as it failed to pick up the name of the machine.

Is there an easy way to achieve this or do I carry on plugging away with 
the script?  Should, as come people have claimed, reverse entries just 
happen if you manually create zones.  It's tricy to get a definitive 
answer on this and where people claim it's worked, they don't seem to 
advertise the method.




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