[Samba] specify alternative port for samba internal dns server

Ben Cohen cohen.ben at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 17:13:37 MST 2015

That's not good!  Do you have any insight why this would be?


On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Steve Ankeny <steve_a at cinergymetro.net>

> 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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