[Samba] Bind flat file support

John Gardeniers jgardeniers at objectmastery.com
Mon Sep 7 22:02:23 UTC 2015

Is there any chance that support for Bind flat files will return? I 
understand the various (extremely weak) arguments against it but DLZ not 
only sucks big time, it limits proper functionality and 
inter-operability, necessitating significant design changes for anything 
but the simplest of networks. Additionally, it doesn't work with the 
existing scripts many people use. I know that samba-tool can be used in 
scripts but due to its inadequate error checking it's incredibly easy to 
break the DNS.

There are very good reasons why nearly every admin I know prefers flat 
file. Ultimately, there is nothing easier than editing in text mode and 
on the extremely rare occasion that an error does creep in it's ultra 
easy to remedy.


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