[Samba] multiple dns forwarders

mourik jan heupink - merit heupink at merit.unu.edu
Wed Mar 19 11:27:59 MDT 2014

Hi David, DNK, Rowland,

Thanks for your responses. I'm using the internal dns, as it seems 
simpler to setup. I understand now that this limits me to only one 

I'll think about switching to bind as a backend later, for now I'm 
trying to keep things simple. :-)


On 3/19/2014 17:00, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 19/03/14 10:39, mourik jan heupink wrote:
>> Hi,
>> To make our AD more robust, I'd like to provide more than one dns
>> forwarder, like for example:
>> dns forwarder =
>> However, this seems to break dns resolution completely (and without
>> logging errors in the logs!):
>> # Host test.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
>> With only one forwarder things work:
>> $ test.com has address
>> Am I really allowed to specify only one forwarder? And if I really
>> cannot enter two ip's, should samba not log an error?
>> Regards,
>> MJ
> If you are using the internal DNS, you can only have one forwarder, if
> you need more than one, you will have to use bind.
> Rowland

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