[Samba] Samba AD with external DNS server

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Sat Mar 21 13:17:43 MDT 2015

Am 20.03.2015 um 14:34 schrieb Rowland Penny:
> Yes, you are quite correct, it will not work. You need to set the Samba
> 4 AD DC as the DNS server for the AD domain and then forward anything
> outside the AD domain to the infoblox device.

Or he can put a forwarder zone on his two DNS servers. If your two DNS
are running BIND, add the following to your named.conf:

zone "samdom.example.com" {
        type forward;
        forwarders {;; };

The only important thing is, that the clients use a DNS server, that is
able to resolve the AD DNS zone(s). If they resolve the zone directly
via the AD DNS or by asking a different host, doesn't matter, if this
one forwards.


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