[Samba] named ( bind 9.9.4 ) fails to start

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Sep 27 06:59:57 UTC 2016

On Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:44:36 +0100
"Maton, Brett via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>   I removed a couple of dead DC's from my domain using this command:
> samba-tool domain demote --remove-other-dead-server=<dc name>
>   I then restarted named on the remaining server, but it failed to
> start with the following errors in messages:
> named[30255]: samba_dlz: configured writeable zone
> 'x.x.x.in-addr.arpa' named[30255]: samba_dlz: configured writeable
> zone 'x.x.x.in-addr.arpa' named[30255]: zone mydomain.com/NONE: has
> no NS records named[30255]: samba_dlz: Failed to configure zone
> 'mydomain.com' named[30255]: loading configuration: bad zone
> named[30255]: exiting (due to fatal error)
> named[30255]: samba_dlz: shutting down
> samba-tool fsmo show lists all service as being owned by the remaining
> server.
> What should I do next ?

It looks like you haven't got a forward zone, but I cannot see removing
dead DCs will cause this.

What version of Samba are you using ?
What OS ?

Have you checked if the records are still in AD ?


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