[Samba] Internal DNS and recursion
rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 08:21:53 UTC 2015
On 19/08/15 01:57, John Gardeniers wrote:
> On the Samba wiki at
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_Internal_DNS there is the
> If you have chosen the internal DNS as backend for your environment,
> there are only two options that can be added to your smb.conf, to
> control the behaviour of DNS at this point:
> # Don't allow any updates | allow unsigned updates | only allow signed
> allow dns updates = False | nonsecure | signed
> # If recursive queries = yes is set, the following is also needed
> dns forwarder = <ip addr of external dns server>
> I think the page needs some urgent editing because self contradictions
> merely create confusion. Specifically, there should be no reference to
> "recursive queries = yes" in the comment if that is not even a valid
> option. Alternatively, there could be a comment explaining that the
> "dns forwarder" automatically actives recursion.
OK, page updated.
> While on the subject of internal DNS, why do most functions not work
> when using the RSAT DNS management tool? Is this situation likely to
> improve in the near future? We could of course use external Bind,
> which would allow us to use the existing scripts and commands that
> we're used to, but that breaks the use of AD tools.
No idea about the dns functions not working but I use Bind and the AD
dns tool works for me.
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