[Samba] Bind flat file support
jgardeniers at objectmastery.com
Mon Sep 7 23:41:36 UTC 2015
It doesn't break compatibility with MS, unless you're talking about the
RSAT DNS tool, which is a lot more cumbersome than a text editor anyway
and it's pretty much assumed that if you're using Samba you're a Linux
sysadmin, so not being able to use the RSAT DNS tool should not be a
I haven't read Mark Andrew's comment, not being on the Bind list, but I
can't see how a problem with flat file is not also a problem with DLZ.
After all, that's only the storage method, not the system.
On 08/09/15 09:14, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 09/07/2015 06:02 PM, John Gardeniers wrote:
>> 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.
> YOu break interoperablity with MS. Of course, see the bind list about
> Mark Andrew's comment about MS and EDNS.
> It is taking me a bit to get this figured out. I am a bit determined,
> and Rowland has been a great help.
> Next I need to see how to change the SOA TTL for my zones (with
> samba-tool) to turn down the time to get a reasonable zone transfer
> And many big DNS users have left flat files for DLZ in one form or
> another. It is the only way they can keep up with their customers.
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