[Samba] which DNS backend ?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Feb 28 19:18:07 UTC 2016

On 28/02/16 18:30, Felipe_G0NZÁLEZ_SANTIAG0 wrote:
> Hello list, I need to know which DNS backend is using my domain controller. Where can I search to know my backend ? Are there a command to do this?

I suppose the easiest way would be to run something like this on a DC:

wbinfo -u | grep dns

If you get any output, then you are using Bind9, just where will come 
from the output. The output will be like this 'dns-DC', where 'DC' is 
the hostname of the DC running Bind9.

> Then, I have 2 DCs replicating each other (samba-tool domain join). Is it possible to have one of them using SAMBA_internal and the other using BIND_DLZ ?

Not sure, never tried, I think most people would use the same dns server 
on all DCs, but from my experience, if you have more than one DC, you 
are probably better off using Bind9.

> Regards, Phillip.

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