[Samba] Samba 4 custom ports for DNS in 2020?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Dec 16 18:27:28 UTC 2020

On 16/12/2020 17:54, Alex Orlov via samba wrote:
> Hello all,
> I found many old threads in samba mailing list that samba internal server doesn’t support custom
> ports (other than 53). Besides, I couldn’t make samba work dns forwarder = x.x.x.x:non_53_port.
> So, could anyone say if it’s possible in samba 4 to set custom port for internal dns server or make forwarding to
> non 53 port in 2020?
> --
> Best regards, Alex Orlov

This sounds like you want to run two dns servers on the same computer, 
if this is the case, then you may be able to get an extra dns server 
running on another IP (such as but there wouldn't be much 
point, The Samba dns server must be authoritative for AD dns domain and 
the computer must be running in the AD dns domain, so what dns domain 
would the second dns server be authoritative for ? If it isn't 
authoritative for any domain, why run it on the DC ?


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