[Samba] dnsbackend options question

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Thu Aug 28 01:16:26 MDT 2014

small correction.

> Your existing bind server cannot hold your AD domain records. 

Bind can have the AD domain DNS records.
Bind can not have the AD Domain records. ( aka the AD Database ) 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: rowlandpenny at googlemail.com 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Rowland Penny
>Verzonden: donderdag 28 augustus 2014 9:13
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] dnsbackend options question
>On 27/08/14 23:06, Craig Cigas wrote:
>> 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).
>Lets get this out of the way first, you have not configured a 
>'PDC', you 
>have configured a 'DC', there is a big difference and ANY secondary 
>machine is not called a 'BDC' it is another 'DC'
>> 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?
>Yes it would be simpler to use the internal dns server, you wouldn't 
>have to set bind9 up for a start, but the internal dns server would 
>still have to be authorative for your AD domain and anything that you 
>forward to another dns server would have to be outside your AD domain. 
>Your existing bind server cannot hold your AD domain records.
>> Thanks, Craig
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