[Samba] FreeBSD-11 Samba44 DNS

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Thu Feb 9 19:40:02 UTC 2017

Well, I have discovered the proximate cause of why samba-4.4 is not
listening on 53.  It is because the DNS service dies due to missing
files in /var/db/samba4/private/. Specifically dns_update_list.  There
are a number of missing files in the samba error logs.

No such file or directory: '/var/db/samba4/private/spn_update_list'
No such file or directory: '/var/db/samba4/private/dns_update_list

Also these files are present on the samba-4.3 server but not on the


I have no recollection or notes respecting having to manually copy or
create these files.  Nor can I find a reference to dns_update_list on
the Samba wiki.

Comments welcome.

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