[Samba] multiple dns forwarders

mourik jan heupink heupink at merit.unu.edu
Thu Mar 20 04:07:04 MDT 2014

Hi all,

Interesting discussion! For now, I'll stick with the samba internal dns, 
and I know I can always switch to bind once everything works as expected.

First keep it simple (with only one resolver) and when everything has 
been stable and working for a few weeks, switching to bind (and back) 
should be easy.

Further to unbound: I have always used dnsmasq as a caching dns server 
for internal queries. But my original question was about making samba's 
internal dns resolving more robust, by providing more external dns 
servers in smb.conf. (which I understand now is not currently possible)

Anyway, thanks for the ineresting discussion!


On 03/19/2014 09:56 PM, Chris Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 4:46 PM, Rowland Penny
> <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> The OP was referring to the internal DNS server and forwarding to an
>> external DNS server, which, as you say, you could do with unbound. The
>> conversation then turned to using bind instead, at which point, you brought
>> up using unbound. I do not think that you can replace, note that I say
>> replace, the internal DNS server with unbound, it does not have the required
>> mods to work with Samba 4, unless you know different.
> I brought up using Unbound as a cache/resolver, not as a replacement
> for the internal DNS server, nor as a replacement for an external BIND
> in place of the internal DNS server. It will do just fine in that
> role, if not better than most, and solves the problem of desiring
> multiple forwarders and keeping Samba's internal DNS intact.
> Chris

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