[Samba] DC controller and DNS

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Aug 2 15:04:22 UTC 2021

On Mon, 2021-08-02 at 10:54 -0400, ve2cii--- via samba wrote:
>     Ok now you have me confused. Which is understandable considering
> we are
> dealing with windows.
>     Yes I read the wiki. I read just about everything I could before 
> asking for help.
>      I setup up a test DC1 and DC2 and everything is working fine
> there. 
> With the
> same configuration. But there is no bind on the DC servers. 

Bind9 will only be on a Samba DC if you installed it, but there is an
internal dns server built into a Samba AD DC, this is the default.

> I got into 
> trouble with
> bind running on the same machine as the samba DC.

You would, you have to turn off the internal Samba dns server if you
use bind9. 

>       Yes I am talking about a standard bind zone file. I believe my 
> issue is not the zone

If the zone file is what is known as a flat file (the standard bind9
zone file), then you cannot use them, you must the files in AD.
> file but in how to run bind and the DC controller on the same
> machine 
> without port 53
> conflicting.  Do I need to setup the BIND9_DLZ Module?

Try starting here:


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