[Samba] DNS forwarding not working.

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Apr 26 19:00:22 UTC 2019

On Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:42:13 -0600
Durwin via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> I followed this url to set up Samba AD DC.
> https://github.com/thctlo/samba4/blob/master/full-howto-Ubuntu18.04-samba-AD_DC.txt
> I do have it working.  I am testing with a Windows 10 VM as a member
> of the domain.
> The machine joins the domain.  Also, as administrator, I can create
> and enforce
> Group Policies. from this Windows machine.
> I have a Fedora 29 server which serves DHCP and DNS (and DDNS).  This
> all works.
> When I installed Samba DC, I specified this DNS server as a
> forwarder.

Is this dns server also authoritative for the same dns domain as the AD
domain ?

> On the DC server (named dc0) I can enter command,
> > dig other_machine_in_lan  
> and get correct response.
> If I enter this command,
> > dig @localhost other_machine_in_lan  
> It fails.  Dig from domain member of course also fails.
> I know you may need more information to diagnose, but there are so
> many files that could
> be part of the problem I do not know which to send.

Lets start with the smb.conf from the DC, your DC's FQDN and ipaddress
(sanitised if you have to) and the same for your Fedora dns server.


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