[Samba] dnsbackend options question

Ryan Ashley ryana at reachtechfp.com
Wed Aug 27 20:17:14 MDT 2014

Well, it may just be me, but from my perspective that is more complex. 
Think about what you're saying. "Should I setup just BIND or BIND and 
Samba DNS?". Your plan should work, but it is more complex that just 
using BIND with Samba. All of the domains that I manage use Samba and 
BIND9. None use the internal DNS.

On 8/27/2014 6:06 PM, 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).
> 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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