[Samba] Does automatic DNS PTR generation in Samba4 AD DC work at all?

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Wed Mar 5 06:04:47 MST 2014

Thank for the link steve, but im abandon-ing windows because of a MS licencing change. 

I've read your site several times, good info, thank you for this.  

The tip of putting the reverse on the other server is a good tip. 
didnt think about this...  looking in to it. 

Thanks !! 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: steve at steve-ss.com [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] 
>Namens steve
>Verzonden: woensdag 5 maart 2014 13:58
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Does automatic DNS PTR generation in 
>Samba4 AD DC work at all?
>On Wed, 2014-03-05 at 13:06 +0100, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
>> Hai 
>> i guess this is not working correcly.. or im missing something. 
>> I used the windows RATS tool to create the reverse zone. ( 
>with the first pc i joined in the domain ) 
>> i joined with 2 pc's ( win7 32bit and win7 64bit) with static ips.
>> none of these pc's got the ptr record automaticly. :-) 
>> any tips ? 
>AD does not need ptr rr's to function.  We need them because we teach
>using them. I believe some security systems also use reverse 
>lookups but
>on windows they will take care of this during their 
>installation. If you
>need them you can add a reverse zone on any DNS server you have access
>to. It doesn't have to be your DC. Add the rr's using ddns updates. On
>Linux, we use sssd for both forward and reverse rr's. On windows, use
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