[Samba] dnsupdate_nameupdate_done - Failed DNS update

Jonathan Hunter jmhunter1 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 17:12:32 UTC 2016

(I just realised I was top-posting because I'm using gmail here.. apologies
:) )
On 23 September 2016 at 17:49, Rowland Penny via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:38:35 +0100
> Jonathan Hunter via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > $ sudo /usr/local/samba/bin/samba-tool testparm
> > --parameter-name=nsupdate\ command
> > /usr/bin/nsupdate -g
> >
> > But, I don't have anything called nsupdate anywhere on my machine,
> > which I guess is the problem.
> > $ find / -name nsupdate 2>/dev/null
> > $
> Well, wrong and right ;-)
> Wrong, in that you need it for the updates and right that it comes from
> Bind.
> You need to install it, it is called bind9utils on debian.

Hmm. I just installed bind9utils but it doesn't come with
/usr/bin/nsupdate.. However I then found the 'dnsutils' package, which
does! :) (debian jessie)

I can now successfully run "/usr/local/samba/sbin/samba_dnsupdate

Well, I say successfully - I am now getting many "tsig verify failure"
errors - but I'm further forward at least :) I'm sure I have seen much on
the list and on the wiki regarding these errors, so when I get back later
on I will try to figure those out..

The first error has been found, at least - and I will add the 'dnsutils'
package to my other DCs also, as well as my build notes :)

Many thanks


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