[Samba] FreeBSD: net/samba43's NSUPDATE
rpenny at samba.org
Wed May 4 19:28:01 UTC 2016
On 04/05/16 20:06, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> On 05/04/16 20:23, Rowland penny wrote:
> (I understand this might be specific to FreeBSD, but I asked on its
> mailing list and got no answer...)
>>> Then why is it an option *in alternative* to BIND?
>> What do you mean '*in alternative*' ??
> I mean when I build Samba port, I can choose NSUPDATE *or* BIND99 *or*
> BIN910 (where "or" means "exclusive or", I can choose at most one).
> Those options are described as:
> BIND99 = Use bind99 as AD DC DNS server frontend
> BIND910 = Use bind910 as AD DC DNS server frontend
OK, these are just what version of bind to use.
> NSUPDATE = Use samba NSUPDATE utility for AD DC
I think this means use the internal SAMBA DNS server and install
nsupdate (which on Devuan, means install dnsutils)
> Notice this options only serve the purpose of tracking dependencies
> between packages; they do not mess with the way Samba is compiled or
Well it wouldn't, you don't choose the DNS server until you provision
> Choosing NSUPDATE brings in another port/package, named samba-nsupdate
> and described as "nsupdate utility with GSS-TSIG support", which
> installs "/usr/local/bin/samba-nsupdate".
Is this a BSD thing ? I have heard of the python script 'samba-dnsupdate'.
> It's man pages starts with:
>> samba-nsupdate is used to submit Dynamic DNS Update requests as defined
>> in RFC 2136 to a name server. This allows resource records to
>> be added
>> or removed from a zone without manually editing the zone file.
>> A single
>> update request can contain requests to add or remove more than
>> resource record.
> There's also another option, DNSUPDATE, which is independent of the
> above mentioned three.
> It's described as "Dynamic DNS update (require ADS)" and control
> whether --with-dnsupdate or --without-dnsupdate is used in the
> configuring phase.
> Perhaps you are talking about this one?
No, If you are running as an AD DC, you need this, hence 'yes' is the
default setting for this configure option.
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