[Samba] dnsbackend options question

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 28 01:22:36 MDT 2014

On 28/08/14 08:16, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
> 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 )
> Louis
>> -----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.
>> Rowland
>>> Thanks, Craig
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Hi Louis, you are getting a bit pedantic there and did you know that in 
English the words 'have' and 'hold' can mean the same thing ;-)


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