[Samba] Samba internal dns server vs Bind

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jun 20 07:49:18 UTC 2019

On 20/06/2019 07:08, Pisch Tamás wrote:
>> 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.

Then the answer is easy ;-)

When you set up the AD domain, use the internal DNS server, if 
everything works to your satisfaction, then carry on, but if you have 
dns problems or feel you need Bind9, then you can easily upgrade to Bind9.


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