[Samba] Samba + BIND9 DLZ. DNS dosen't resolve FQDN, only short hostname

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jan 11 13:31:45 UTC 2019

On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:18:58 +0100
"Mgr. Peter Tuharsky via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I have set up Samba AD with BIND9 DLZ backend, hopefully accordingly
> to online wiki manual.
> Now, the DNS service seems working to some extent, since AD logons
> work and I can resolve the simple hostnames that I added to Samba DNS
> records.
> But what bothers me - that DNS cannot resolve FQDNs of these machines,
> even from the server console. To be more exact, nslookup does resolve
> them, while ping dosen't (nor the CUPS service, thus rendering network
> print useless).
> Please, does somebody have a clue, what goes wrong here?

Nope, haven't got a clue ;-)

I might have said this before, but I will say it again, why do you
think we can help you, if you do not give us anything but 'it doesn't
work' ?

What OS ?
What Samba version ?
What Bind version ?
What is in smb.conf ?
What is in your named.conf files ?


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