[Samba] Workstation member server dhcp changing ip

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 19:12:57 UTC 2015

On 15/11/15 19:02, Lee Brown wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Rowland Penny 
> <rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com <mailto:rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com>> 
> wrote:
>     On 15/11/15 18:17, Lee Brown wrote:
>         Hi all,
>         I have a working Samba 4.2.4 AD domain on FreeBSD 10.1-releng
>         (DC's) and
>         10.2-stable (workstation).  Internal DNS.
>         I just joined my workstation to the domain and all is great,
>         but when I
>         reboot and if my IP changes, how is Samba going to update the
>         DNS record?
>         At this stage should I be looking at using BIND instead and
>         having my DHCP
>         server update that.  I suppose I need to setup the DNS
>         replication myself
>         from what ever DNS is being updated by DHCP to all the other DC's?
>         Thanks -- lee
>     Hi, rather than having to type it all again, see this post I made
>     earlier :-)     :
>     https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2015-November/195713.html
>     Rowland
> Thanks Rowland, that's exactly what I need to get started.
> The only thing unclear to me is what happens with additional DC's.  Do 
> I just set them up with BIND also and zone transfer from the DC whose 
> DHCP -> DNS is being updated, or does samba automagically distribute 
> that information by some other mechanism and I can leave the new DC's 
> using the internal DNS?
> Again, thanks -- lee

I use Bind on all DCs, never really had a problem with it. This means I 
don't know if you can use the internal dns on any other DCs, but I doubt 
it. Having said that, replication does replicate the dns records to any 
other DCs.
I just use DHCP on the first DC, I have tried to get failover working, 
but it fails for me :-D

Any questions, just ask.


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