[Samba] howto test ddns

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Aug 7 00:36:39 MDT 2014

On Thu, 2014-08-07 at 02:49 +0100, shadrock uhuru wrote:
> Hi all
> > On Wed, 2014-08-06 at 16:45 +0100, shadrock uhuru wrote:
> >
> > >/ update_completed()
> > />/ ; TSIG error with server: tsig verify failure
> > /                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > Nope. It doesn't look like it. And also, where is the reverse zone
> > update?
> i have no idea why the reverse zone update is missing,
> i reran the nsupdate test after a reboot of the server
> to see if this would make a difference but the reverse zone is still missing
> also noticed the dns records for the join laptop has forward but no
> reverse zone.
> > Why do you need ddns anyway? Do you have a special use case?
> this i cannot answer either,
> i have no experience with samba4 or active domain controllers,
> i have been following howtos and picking stuff up as i progressed,
> i assumed that ddns was just a necessary part of how samba4 AD worked
> which also let you refer to joined servers by name instead of ip address.
> > Cheers,
> > Steve
> i have used this page to setup the AD Samba 4 Active Directory Domain
> Controller
> <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba_4_Active_Directory_Domain_Controller>
> is there some instruction that is missing
> or should i have just provisioned with bind instead of the internal dns ?
> what should i do to track down to tsig error and missing reverse zone
> update?
> shadrock
The internal dns gives that error. If you followed the wiki, you do not
have a reverse zone. Again, just add the following to sssd.conf:
dyndns_update = false
dyndns_update_ptr = false

Unless you're planning to offer services such as a web server or nfs,
you don't need it.

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