[Samba] DC controller and DNS

ve2cii at ve2cii.com ve2cii at ve2cii.com
Mon Aug 2 14:16:22 UTC 2021

    The reason I did this, is because I already have a dns (bind)  
(which can't be moved to another
machine) running on the machine.  When I start up samba the dns port 53 
in samba conflicts
with bind.  Ok I will move the zone file to the machine and setup samba 
to use it.
Can you point me to the proper instructions (since I was using possibly 
outdated and conflicting)
instructions on how to do this?

On 8/2/21 10:03, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Mon, 2021-08-02 at 09:21 -0400, ve2cii--- via samba wrote:
>> Hi,
>>      I am having an issue with the DC controller in Samba and I was
>> wondering if someone
>> could give me a hand?
>>      Samba version is:
>> root at dns2:~# samba --version
>> Version 4.13.9
>> root at dns2:~#
>>        I tried to remove everything involving the dns because it is
>> not
>> required as I will be updating
>> the zone file manually. And the zone file is on another machine.
> Stop right there, why do think Samba spent so much time getting dns to
> work on a Samba DC ? It was because AD requires dns.
> Put back everything you removed (if you can, if not, start again), get
> your clients to use the DC(s) for AD dns and set the DC(s) to forward
> anything not in the AD domain to to an external dns server, or do it
> the other way around, it doesn't really matter as long as the DC(s) are
> authoritative for the AD domain.
> You might not like this, but you are not the first person to try
> something like this (and fail), nor will you be the last :-(
> Rowland

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