[Samba] Samba AD Best Practice (DNS)

Pat Suwalski pat at suwalski.net
Fri Oct 20 17:38:07 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-20 01:25 PM, Luke Barone via samba wrote:
> What do you need that the internal samba DNS server can't do?

There are two things that come to mind:

1) Register DHCP hostnames. As mentioned, we use these.

2) Override FQDNs that it is not a master for. So, if we want to point 
whatever.google.com at an internal server, that can be done without 
affecting the rest of *.google.com. We use this extensively for services 
that have external names/addresses but are mapped through internal VPN 

For that second point to work, the forwarder would have to work as I 
presented in the original message, where it forwards unknown entries and 
not entire zones.


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