[Samba] Internal DNS logging

John Gardeniers jgardeniers at objectmastery.com
Thu Nov 5 20:23:16 UTC 2015

Thanks James,

I'll give that a try. Although we are already rolling Samba 4 out to our 
users I find I'm getting ever more frustrated by it's shortcomings and 
incomplete features, especially around DNS. The lack of any DNS specific 
logging must be considered an incredible oversight, to put it mildly.


On 06/11/15 02:18, James wrote:
> On 11/4/2015 4:13 PM, John Gardeniers wrote:
>> Nobody? Surely somebody knows where Samba 4 logs its DNS queries, or 
>> was this was a huge oversight and the internal DNS doesn't get logged 
>> at all, as appears to be suggested by my utter failure to locate such 
>> logs.
>> On 28/10/15 14:28, John Gardeniers wrote:
>>> We're using the Sernet Samba v4.2.4 with internal DNS and I can't 
>>> find the DNS logs. Where does the Samba 4 internal DNS log queries? 
>>> Thanks.
>>> regards,
>>> John
> I've found increasing the log level of samba to 9 or 10 will usually 
> give me the DNS logs I require. Depending on how you configured your 
> server. You may find them in
> '/usr/local/samba/var/log.samba'
> This along with Wireshark has been enough to debug. I found out why 
> secure dynamic updates no longer work with this method.

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