[Samba] SOA record in Samba Internal DNS

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Aug 1 18:25:16 UTC 2018

On Wed, 2018-08-01 at 14:18 -0400, Jeff Dickens via samba wrote:
> Hi.  I'm running Sernet Samba 4.7 on Ubuntu 16.
> I noticed that when my first DC went away, I had problems.  The SOA record
> for the domain still points at that first DC.
> I found, in this entry from 2014 (
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2014-August/184301.html) that
> "Windows AD servers actually 'lie' about the SOA record, and always say
> that it points to themselves. So in a native microsoft AD network,
> regardsless of what the SOA actually is in the database, a DC always
> returns itself as SOA."
> So how should this be handled now?  Do I need to manually keep track of
> which DC I want to reference with the SOA record, or is there a better way ?

Samba 4.7 has the patch to do overstamp, are you sure the SOA on the
second DC isn't pointing at itself?


Andrew Bartlett

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Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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