[Samba] Samba AD Best Practice (DNS)

Pat Suwalski pat at suwalski.net
Thu Oct 12 18:00:37 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-12 12:30 PM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> It might help if you described your network.

I thought I went into detail in the first message:

For this example:
- Network:
- Domain: network.ca
- AD server: ad.network.ca,
- Gateway/DNS:

The gateway is running as the main DNS server, and has the various 
underscore ("_") entries required for Windows to find the Active 
Directory. It sends "" as the DNS option over its DHCP server. 
The samba AD server has its DNS forwarder set to "".

The only thing to add is that runs dnsmasq. samba is used 
with Windows Desktops for AD and home shares, and with Linux servers for 
AD with sssd (sambda's Winbind wasn't quite there when this was set up). 
Nothing really relies on DNS from samba; unless you know something about 
this point that I do not.

I could also manually add the local entries to samba's DNS. Not crazy 
about this option.


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