[Samba] Samba internal dns server vs Bind

Pisch Tamás pischta at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 06:08:59 UTC 2019

>What are you thinking to transfer the zones to ?
I try to explain, why I asked the question. Now we have NT4 style
Samba domain, with ldap backend, and Bind. We have two sites, they are
connected through VPN. On the servers, Bind configured as
master-slave. On every site, there is a master, for their own domain,
and they are each others' slave. As I know, this is zone transfer.
I want to set up the servers from scratch now for the AD (I know that
there would be the classicupgrade option).
> > Is it true that Samba's internal dns server won't good for that, and
> > I need Bind, because of Bind's zone transfer feature?
> I don't see the connection with zone transfers.
> At the small scale either will work fine.
Our network is not so big. If Samba internal dns server can handle our
needs, I don't want to set up Bind now. If I will be able to
ping/reach host1.domain.ourdomain.com from host2.site2.ourdomain.com
(and, most importantly, dc3.site2.ourdomain.com and
dc1.domain.ourdomain.com can reach each others), with Samba internal
dns server, it is enough for me.
Maybe I misunderstand something about zone transfer.

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