[Samba] DNC and DNS

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jul 5 18:55:00 UTC 2019

On 05/07/2019 19:48, Robert A Wooldridge via samba wrote:
> On 07/05/2019 01:43 PM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 05/07/2019 18:59, Robert A Wooldridge via samba wrote:
>>> Is it necessary to use Samba's DNS when configuring as a domain 
>>> controller?  Can a DNS server be used on a different machine?
>> The dns server must be authoritative for the AD dns domain but you do 
>> not need to use the Samba internal dns server, you can use Bind9 
>> instead, but it must run on the DC.
>> Why are you asking ?
> I currently run tinydns and dnscache on my proxy machine.  I was 
> hoping to keep that going.  I have a Windows Server2004 doing DC work 
> right now.  Need to update that.
> -- 
> Bob Wooldridge
You can run a caching nameserver that forwards your AD dns zones to your 
AD DC, but you can only use the Samba internal dns server or Bind9 with 
a Samba AD DC. This is because the dns server must be able to update the 
records in AD and they are the only two that can.


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