[Samba] DHCP and DNS

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jan 2 19:51:34 UTC 2018

On Tue, 2 Jan 2018 12:41:05 -0700
David Bear via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> I know this is samba list and I am hoping that someone with MS AD
> experience can answer this definitively.
> Does AD have some kind of data exchange between dhcp and dns so that
> systems which receive a dhcp lease from an AD DC more reliably
> register their hostname with AD DNS?  Looking at the RFC I couldn't
> see any reason why this should be the case. But it seems that host
> name registration for all DHCP devices is much more consistent when
> using AD for the dhcp service. Previously we were using our cisco
> router. It was rather hit and miss with DNS registrations that way.
> We switch to using AD DHCP about 3 months ago and the numbers of host
> names registered to AD DNS seems to have really improved.
> Sorry this isn't strickly a SAMBA question, but I thought of AD had
> some kind of API or data exchange between DHCP and DNS, then samba
> might also have it.

Do you mean something like this:



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