[Samba] DNS information, again...

Ryan Ashley ryana at reachtechfp.com
Sat Nov 1 17:25:57 MDT 2014

Certainly. Here you go!

ddns-update-style none;
option domain-name "kigm.local";
option domain-name-servers,;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
log-facility local7;
subnet netmask {
   option routers;
   option domain-search "kigm.local";

Note that on DC01 (the current dead DC due to a bad RAID controller) the 
file is the same, except for the name-server addresses being reversed 
and DC01 handing out IP addresses from through This way they both function when both servers are up AND 
I have failover if one dies, as is my case right now.

On 11/1/2014 8:52 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 01/11/14 12:18, Ryan Ashley wrote:
>> Alright, I believe something is very wrong here, but I have no idea 
>> what it is. DNS is not updating to my Linux servers running Samba, 
>> DNS, and DHCP. However, on a virtual domain using Server 2008 R2 and 
>> WIndows 7 clients, DNS gets updated. The following was done from a 
>> domain controller on the domain in question. I also ran 
>> "samba_dnsupdate --verbose" and it claims that no updates are required.
>> root at dc02:~# host balcony.kigm.local
>> balcony.kigm.local has address
>> root at dc02:~# nbtscan
>> Doing NBT name scan for addresses from
>> IP address       NetBIOS Name     Server    User             MAC address
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
>>    BALCONY          <server> <unknown>
>> As you can see, this is a conflict. The correct address ends in 106 
>> today, but it may be 1 tomorrow thanks to DHCP. So is there something 
>> extra I need to do to get WIndows 7 clients to update DNS entries? 
>> This is causing a few problems with mapped drives and such.
> Hi, can you post your dhcpd.conf file.
> Rowland

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