[Samba] problem whith samba and dnsupdate command

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Aug 25 12:18:08 UTC 2020

On 25/08/2020 12:55, jmpatagonia via samba wrote:
> Hello Rowland we have a dnsmasq as a dns server and we want to use this
> service a dns server,
Nobody is saying that you cannot use dnsmasq, you can, but your clients 
must use the Samba DC's as the nameservers for the AD dns domain. 
Basically you can run dnsmasq (or bind9) on the clients, the clients ask 
dnsmasq 'who is this?', dnsmasq should then ask a DC for information 
about anything inside the AD dns domain and ask an external dns server 
for anything outside the AD dns domain. dnsmasq should then cache the 
information and also return it to the client. In my opinion, you should 
only run the Samba internal dns server or Bind9 on a DC.
>   now on the status of samba we see the next errors:
> Also on syslog we see:
> Aug 25 08:44:04 domain-server2 samba[6617]:   /usr/sbin/samba_dnsupdate:
> ERROR(runtime): uncaught exception - (9711,

This is an error that it isn't an error ;-)

The record already exists, so the update fails, but instead of printing 
a message saying this, it throws an error.

It has also been fixed in a later version than the one you are using.


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