[Samba] Don't use .local

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 5 02:28:08 MST 2015

On 05/01/15 07:00, Achim Gottinger wrote:
> Hello,
> I deployed an Samba 4 AD back in 2013 with .local, not knowing it can 
> cause troubles with mDns.
> On my linux server i did not install avahi and i do not have mDns in 
> my nsswitch.conf hosts entry.
> On windows machines i usually deinstall bonjour whenever it shows up 
> and i do not install it when installing itunes.
> Till now i have not had any dns resolve issues, still i'd like to 
> change it to .loc or similar without having to reprovision ad.
> Is this possible?
> Thanks in advance,
> Achim
> Am 04.01.2015 um 13:16 schrieb Stefan Kania:
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>> Hello everyone,
>> I know that many people know not to use .local, but in the last weeks
>> we had several People having problems using .local.
>> So to all peopel starting implementing Samba 4 AD, read this:
>> http://miketelahun.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/stop-using-local-as-the-top-level-domain-for-your-lan/ 
>> So stop using .local as TLD. Maybe there should be a BIIIIIG not
>> inside the wiki?
>> Stefan
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It would seem that it is possible, see: 
Only problem, I do not know of any Unix tool to do it and do not know if 
rendom.exe will work with a samba4 AD DC.


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