[Samba] Samba 4.10.7 question with external DNS Server

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Aug 28 15:26:13 UTC 2019

On 28/08/2019 15:52, Maurizio Caloro wrote:
> Hello
> -please are possible, to use external DNS Server             YES / NO
>     - >>> if the Answer = NO -> Server will be deleted.

It is not as simple as that.

Yes, you can use a Samba DC with an external dns

No, you cannot update the dns records in AD from an external dns server. 
I have heard of people setting up an external DNS server and then 
somehow keep this and the Samba dns server in sync, not an easy job.

Most people (by this I mean about 99.99% of users) setup the the samba 
AD dns domain as a subdomain of their main dns domain i.e. if the main 
dns domain is 'example.com', they would use 'samdom.example.com'. All 
the domain joined computers would use the DC as their nameserver and 
anything outside the domain (google for instance) is forwarded to a dns 
server outside the AD dns domain.

> -if possible to use this with external DNS, please how to do... this 
> like a little example
> are available on Samba.org ?
As I said, it is possible to use an external dns server, but really only 
as a forwarder.
> -----
> mutch sorry that i need to write this words......but here are a little 
> nightmare :-)
> four expansive answers will certainly prove this to be meaningless, 
> thanks!!!

I take it you didn't read the Samba wiki before setting up your AD domain.


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