[Samba] dnsbackend options question

Craig Cigas craig at cigasmachine.com
Thu Aug 28 17:02:13 MDT 2014


Fair observation. What I didn't mention is this is a legacy forest that 
began life at the Win2k mixed functional level so there's lots of 
accumulated fluff that's making life difficult. I was just exploring the 

Somewhere in active directory is a reference to a local subnet we 
decommissioned probably 7 or 8 years ago. BIND on the joined as dc Samba box 
loads all the valid zones just fine then dies when it tried to process the 
broken subnet records.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Ryan Ashley
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:17 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] dnsbackend options question

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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