[Samba] dns/ad domain provisioning and naming

Peter Serbe peter at serbe.ch
Thu Jan 22 02:29:18 MST 2015

Jeff Henze schrieb am 22.01.2015 02:02:

> 1) I would like my users to log in to workstations with
> flast at thisismycompany.com and/or timc\flast. 

If the domain is set up as 

    workgroup = LOCAL
    realm = local.thisismycompany.com

then the domain users would log in as local\flast. 
I am not sure, whether LOCAL makes up a good domain name... 

> 2) I'm not yet trusting my configuration skills in Bind, so I'd like to use
> samba_internal as the DNS backend for now. 

Bind is very cool, for isolating the internal DNS from the 
rest of the world. No need to worry for Bind running on the 
DC. If You got a slave DNS, You have to disable forwarders 
for Your internal zone, i.e.:

zone "local.thisismycompany.com" {
        type slave;
        masters { *your DCs go here* };
        file "/etc/bind/namedb/bak.local.thisismycompany.com";

I always liked Bind... :-)
HTH & Best regards

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