[Samba] Samba 4.10.7 question with external DNS Server

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Aug 28 12:36:35 UTC 2019

On 28/08/2019 12:51, Maurizio Caloro via samba wrote:
> Hello Together
> Please i have here a little company with any exisiting internal DNS Server
> "BIND 9.11.5-P4-5.1-Debian (Extended Support Version) <id:998753c>"
> Today i compilled the release Samba 4.10.7 successfully on any new machine
> here.....
> i read on Samba org the following News.
>          - Do not use the BIND9_FLATFILE DNS back end. It is not supported
> and will be removed in the future
> Please arn't possible to make any bind from AD to a exisiting DNS Server?
> Best regards
> Mauri
Sorry, but the future is nearly here, flatfiles will be formally 
deprecated when 4.11.0 is released and removed at 4.12.0

So, as you can see, you cannot use flatfiles with Samba, this means you 
have a couple of options, use the DC as the dns server for your domain, 
or use a subdomain for the Samba AD domain.

Why bother compiling Samba yourself, you can get the latest Samba debs 
from here: http://apt.van-belle.nl/


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