[Samba] Dynamic update dns records with dhcp

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Feb 12 15:17:39 UTC 2019

On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:06:43 +0000
Taner Tas via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I need some info regarding what conditions make dhcp dynamic dns
> updates essential? Has Samba a limitation with accepting dns record
> update requests from logged clients? The wiki page doesn't contain
> such information except:
> "You must stop your windows clients from trying to update their own
> records, as this will fail and fill your logs with errors."
> Does this mean it is rather a preference to use dhcp to update dns
> records since Samba has this feature already implemented?
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Configure_DHCP_to_update_DNS_records_with_BIND9
> __
> Taner Tas

It's not a preference, it's a choice ;-)

Its mainly of use if, like the person who wrote the script (i.e.
myself), you have a lot of Unix clients, they never try to update
their dns records.


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