[Samba] dnsbackend options question

Craig Cigas craig at cigasmachine.com
Wed Aug 27 16:06:48 MDT 2014

I’ve been doing some testing on Ubuntu server 14.04 (Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu) over the last week or so. I found some fairly good guidance and configured a PDC using BIND9 as the dnsbackend without too much trouble. Configuring a BDC is proving to be a bit more of a challenge but I think I’m closing in on it (no cheating on AppArmor, permissions and such). 

I’m reading the wiki (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/DNS) and wondering. 

I’m a little new to Samba4 and maybe it’s a stupid question but, instead of running BIND on the samba VM, would it be simpler to configure internal then forward to an existing local BIND server that already has zones for intranet web servers and things like that? 

Thanks, Craig 

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