[Samba] Dynamic DNS for Samba domain joined hosts

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jul 1 07:16:24 UTC 2020

On 30/06/2020 23:54, Jon Gerdes via samba wrote:
> Dear all
> I have a Ubuntu 18.04 box with Samba 4.7.6+dfsg~ubuntu-0ubuntu2.16 on it.  Until recently I only used winbind on it to
> enable GSSAPI for ssh and Apache.  The machine is domain joined to a 2016 based set of AD DCs.
> I have added a IPv6 static address to the box and want to update DNS dynamically.
> I installed all of Samba to get "samba_dnsupdate".  Prior to this I only needed winbind and a few Kerberos related
> things.  Whenever I run samba_dnsupdate I get the error:
> "No such file or directory: '/var/lib/samba/private/dns_update_list"
> I can't work out what creates that file. The directory exists. I've tried starting smbd and nmbd and restarting winbind.
>   Normally I only run winbind on this box.
> Cheers
> Jon

you appear to be trying to run something only meant for a Samba AD DC on 
a Unix domain member, this will not work.

I think you are trying to get your Unix dhcp clients to update their dns 
records in AD, just like the windows clients do, not sure you can get 
this to work.


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