[Samba] Choosing the right domain

Maik Holtkamp s-y-l at gmx.net
Tue Jun 30 15:05:23 UTC 2020


Am 30.06.2020 um 16:14 schrieb Rowland penny via samba:
> On 30/06/2020 14:41, Maik Holtkamp via samba wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am about to spend one week of my holidays with transfering our (about
>> 20 clients) NT4 domain to a AD DC one.
>> We are running a samba NT4 PDC on debian buster which is offering dns
>> (bind9) and dhcp (isc-dhcpd), too.
>> I have an older server where I can play with an AD DC setup.
>> If I see I won't make it in a week, I would like to be able to return as
>> smooth as possible to the present state.
>> Our current internal domain is:
>> intra.our.tld
>> Frankly speaking I am already lost, if I should choose the right AD DC
>> domain:
>> [ ] addc.intra.our.tld
>> and use the exsisting bind as a forwarder for the new bind on the AD DC
>> or better use:
>> [ ] addc.our.tld
>> ... and one second question (sorry):
>> What about the dhpcd?
>> At present we use fixed MAC:IP:Name matches and the DHCP writes
>> corresponding DNS records into bind. I am afraid we can't use such setup
>> anymore, too, can we?
> Is 'intra.our.tld' a registered domain ?

Yeno ;).

"our.tld" is registered. Though but there isn't a A record for "intra"
in public DNS. hosts.intra.our.tld will are only resolvable in our LAN.

My concern was if there are good reasons to make the new addc Domain
part of this internal local domain eg:

AD DC Domainname: addc.intra.our.tld

The actual AD DC will probably named something like:


or are there any good reasons to make a second parallel to the exsisting
intra domain, like:


Any pros or cons?

& Thanks for the links.

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