[Samba] will bad things happen if samba4 AD not binding

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Nov 16 09:08:10 UTC 2015

On Sun, 2015-11-15 at 23:49 +0800, d tbsky wrote:
> hi:
>    my company has two dns servers, but samba4 internal dns forward
> can only
> forward to 1 server.
> to workarround it i run dnsmasq as dns cache at and let
> samba4
> dns forward to
> my smb.conf looks like:
>  dns forwarder =
>  interfaces =
>  bind interfaces only = Yes
> with the setting samba won't bind to, so dnsmasq can use
> to do the work.
> my /etc/resolv.conf point to (samba internal dns)
> everything seems work fine. but I want to make sure if this kind of
> setup
> is safe?
> if it is safe then I don't need to create another virtual interface
> just
> for dnsmasq.
> thanks a lot for help!!

It should be OK, and seems like the best workaround so far for the lack
of multiple DNS forwarders. 

Samba shouldn't be making assumptions about what it is bound to beyond
the 'interfaces' line with the 'bind interfaces only' setting.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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