[Samba] File server questions

Flávio Silveira fggs at terra.com.br
Mon Sep 11 16:08:16 UTC 2017

On 11/09/2017 12:14, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:40:50 -0300
> Flávio Silveira <fggs at terra.com.br> wrote:
>> My company domain is tecnopon.com.br but it is not hosted by me, it
>> is hosted by a hosting company.
>> After reading Active Directory Naming FAQ, if I understand what I
>> have read, I can use ad.tecnopon.com.br and I won't need to change
>> any DNS zone files as it will only be used internally. Am I correct?
> Well, yes and no ;-)
> When you provision your AD domain, you will get DNS records for
> 'ad.tecnopon.com.br' created in AD, you should get your domain members
> to use the AD DC as their nameserver and set the DC to forward anything
> else to your existing domains nameserver.
> To put it it another way, create your AD domain as a subdomain of
> 'tecnopon.com.br', use the DC as the nameserver for the subdomain and
> your domain for every thing else.
> Rowland

My question is actually if I have to deal with the hosting company DNS 
zones or not, because 'tecnopon.com.br' is hosted there, my guess, 
giving Louis's answer and yours, is I don't need to.

Also, I am currently using a DHCP Server to give static IPs based on mac 
address, I guess I don't need to set the ip manually if I use something 
like "method 3" described in [1] to prevent /etc/resolv.conf updates, 
what do you think?

[1]: https://www.vultr.com/docs/stop-dhcp-from-changing-resolve-conf

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