[Samba] specify alternative port for samba internal dns server

Steve Ankeny steve_a at cinergymetro.net
Thu Feb 26 16:16:46 MST 2015

I found with my Windows clients it was extremely important to point them 
to the Samba AD only.

No other ip_address for DNS, and as Rowland indicates, anything they 
need outside the domain is resolved by Samba forwarding the request (in 
my case, it's our gateway device which in turn forwards outside)

On 02/26/2015 06:06 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 26/02/15 22:58, Ben Cohen wrote:
>> My goal is for the samba dns server to be authoritative for 
>> 'ad.mydomain.com <http://ad.mydomain.com>' but not for mydomain.com 
>> <http://mydomain.com>. The dns server that the clients in my domain 
>> use is statically configured to resolve all requests for 
>> ad.mydomain.com <http://ad.mydomain.com> via the samba internal dns 
>> -- I believe this is exactly what is required for samba to function 
>> ...  Is this incorrect somehow?
> You should point your domain members to the DC, if the record the 
> client requires is inside the AD domain, the DC will return answer, if 
> it doesn't know, it will forward the request to whatever you have set 
> as the forwarder.

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