[Samba] External DNS Setup

David Thompson david at digitaltransitions.ca
Fri Oct 24 07:45:04 MDT 2014

Hi Marc,

Thanks for this. I’m surprised at this but I guess the team as reasons for this. I’ve just always used external DNS for services running on independent virtual / physical hardware. I’ll start playing around with the other options with BIND and SAMBA. Thanks for the quick reply.

> On Oct 23, 2014, at 9:19 PM, Marc Muehlfeld <mmuehlfeld at samba.org> wrote:
> Hello David,
> Am 24.10.2014 um 02:07 schrieb David Thompson:
>> I’m setting up a DC for testing and what I’d like to do is
>> circumvent the built-in DNS but as well I’d also like to not
>> have to rely on BIND on the same server either.
> This isn't possible. The internal DNS naturally requires to be on the
> same host, of course. And BIND9_DLZ as backend also requires to live on
> the same host, because it uses modules of Samba and access the LDB files
> of the DC.
>> What I’d like to do is have the SAMBA 4 domain update my external
>> BIND DNS Server in the same manner that a windows based server
>> would do this.
> But why not running the internal DNS or BIND on the DC, authoritative
> for the AD DNS domain(s), and configuring a forwarder on your external
> BIND servers:
> zone "samdom.example.com" {
>         type forward;
>         forwarders {; };
> };
> Then all users still use the current external DNS servers (the ones not
> on the DC), but are able to resolve AD DNS requests.
> Regards,
> Marc
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