[Samba] Dynamic DNS tips? (Samba 4.8.x + Bind9_DLZ)

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jan 1 09:19:26 UTC 2019

On Tue, 1 Jan 2019 01:02:48 -0800
Kris Lou via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> What's the recommended method for handling dynamic DNS updates?  via
> Kerberos, DHCP scripts, or both?
> I'm currently doing both (I think), but Windows 2012R2 clients
> sometimes complain about not being able to update since it's been
> done by the DHCP script (and the DNS record is owned by the DHCP
> user).  However, a bigger issue is that I've seen the scripts REMOVE
> an entry upon update, but not add it back.
> I'd like to have Clients update their own records, especially since I
> have some static Windows machines.  But I'd also like to have other
> network devices in DNS (UPS/Printers, etc.).   Any tips to make this
> happen?

If you want your clients to update their own records, then let them,
but be aware that any Unix clients will not even try. 

Static dns records are just that, static and they usually do not get
updated, they are also usually outside the dhcp pool.

I do not know what dhcp script you are using, but, if you are using a
script, you must stop windows clients trying to update their own


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