[Samba] Which DNS to use for DHCP hostname/IP updates from non-AD & AD nodes?

Ken McDonald ken at generation.tech
Wed Feb 14 12:41:31 UTC 2018

I saw this earlier during my research and had planned to try using it 
once I read through the code. Seems fairly comprehensive (complex too). 
I'd like to understand better what it's doing and why. Thanks for your 

On 02/14/2018 04:20 AM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:55:36 -0500
> Ken McDonald via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> With Linux DHCP + Bind it was possible to have the DHCP server
>> dynamically update Bind as new clients appeared. I don't need the
>> clients themselves updating DNS records directly. For those few nodes
>> using static IP addresses and not on the AD domain, I'm fine with
>> having to manually enter their A/PTR records into the DNS database.
>> IIRC normal MS Windows AD DC allows for nodes that are joined to the
>> AD domain and have static IP addresses to register with DNS
>> automagically because they are trusted.
>> Really I just need the DHCP to give out IP and some how have those
>> nodes resolve by name through DNS. How that happens is totally
>> flexible. I need to support nodes on the AD domain and those that are
>> standalone.
> This does what you want:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Configure_DHCP_to_update_DNS_records_with_BIND9
> You could Manually add fixed IP machines with samba-tool
> Rowland

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