[Samba] How to validate samba's DNS Server

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jul 25 20:48:24 UTC 2019

On 25/07/2019 21:05, Robert A Wooldridge via samba wrote:
> Is there a way to check that the DNS server in Samba has valid data 
> apart form samba-tool or the other tools like host or dig? Is there a 
> way to use ldbsearch to see if the data is there?
Yes, you just need to know the 'magic' incantations ;-)

Try this on a Samba DC:

ldbsearch --cross-ncs --show-binary -H /var/lib/samba/private/sam.ldb -b 
'DC=samdom,DC=example,DC=com' -s sub '(objectClass=dnsNode)'  > result.txt

All on one line and change to match your dns domain etc.


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