[Samba] adding Windows client reverse dns entries

Denis Cardon dcardon at tranquil.it
Sun Nov 6 18:09:46 UTC 2016

Hi Bob,

>>> Once again, reading here and there and I am confused.
>>> I thought the W clients (both W7 and W10) reverse dns PTR records where
>>> added by the ADDC automatically.
>>> This mornings testing (nslookup of client IP addresses) is not finding
>>> clients via their IP addresses. (Forward lookups via hostname work
>>> fine.)
>> What samba version do you use?
>> Early samba4 versions does not support (or have a buggy support) for auto-register PTR recors, as far i remember.
>> In my 4.1.9 it is also not working, if it fixed  - I'm interested in what version.
>> --
>> Mike
> V4.5.0 on Ubuntu 16.04.1LTS for the DC's
> V4.3.11 on Ubuntu 16.04.1LTS on member

by the way, did you create the reverse DNS zone on your DC? The PTR are 
properly registered by client computers on recent samba version, but you 
have to create the reverse DNS zone beforehand.



Denis Cardon
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