[Samba] Do I need a DNS controller?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Aug 16 08:08:40 UTC 2016

On Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:55:49 -0700
ToddAndMargo via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Fedora Core 24, x64
> samba-4.4.5-1.fc24.x86_64
> Does Samba require a DNS controller?
> Many thanks,
> -T

It all depends on how you are running Samba.
If you are running Samba as a DC, then yes, AD depends on DNS. Samba
comes with its own builtin DNS server, or you can use Bind9 instead.


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