[Samba] Dynamic DNS and bind_dlz

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Dec 19 20:48:04 UTC 2016

On Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:25:29 -0800
Mark Nienberg via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> I'm trying to troubleshoot why our workstations have stopped
> dynamically registering their ip addresses in our AD using bind_dlz
> setup. It worked for a couple of months and now does not. I realized
> I have a basic question about how it is supposed to work.
> Do the workstations (after getting a dynamic address from the dhcpd
> server) contact the AD DC directly with the information? Or does
> dhcpd register the address with bind and then bind notifies the DC?
> If it is dhcpd -> bind -> DC, then can someone show a sample
> dhcpd.conf file?
> This is samba 4.4.5 and bind 9.9.
> Thanks,

It could be either ;-)

Unless you have set up dhcp to do it for you and Samba AD, bind and dhcp
are running on the same DC, it will be your clients that try to update
their own records. Try looking in the logs.

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