[Samba] which DNS backend ?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Feb 28 22:54:35 UTC 2016

On 28/02/16 22:42, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 28.02.2016 um 23:10 schrieb Rowland penny:
>> On 28/02/16 21:56, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> Am 28.02.2016 um 22:22 schrieb John Gardeniers:
>>>> Thanks Rowland. Perhaps because I expected these basic issues to have
>>>> been resolved long ago I never thought to check the SOA records. 
>>>> You are
>>>> perfectly correct - the second DC is not listed
>>> since when is more than one NS listed in the SOA?
>>> http://rscott.org/dns/soa.html
>>> MNAME ("Primary NS") - This entry is the domain name of the name
>>> server that was the original source of the data (this entry MUST be
>>> your primary nameserver). This is your primary nameserver, and MUST be
>>> the one and only server that you ever update. You must not update the
>>> secondary server(s) -- they will update automatically, based on this
>>> the SOA record. Problem? This should be a fully qualified domain name .
>> OK, I see where you are coming from, but, this is referring to a normal
>> dns server that replicates to other secondary dns servers. AD dns works
>> a little differently, all AD dns servers replicate dns records to each
>> other and each AD DC is supposed to be authoritative for the dns domain,
>> this does not happen if your first DC goes down when you are using the
>> internal dns server. As an aside, my first DC shutdown for some reason,
>> I didn't notice for a couple of hours, until I tried to 'ssh' into it, I
>> didn't notice because *everything* else just kept working on my 
>> second DC
> well, that's not the business of the SOA record
> it's a matter of NS-records

If you only have one Authoritative nameserver (which is what you have 
with the internal dns) and it disappears, then you don't have *anything* 
that will respond to a request for info about AD dns domain.


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