[Samba] samba_dnsupdate timeout

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Dec 10 10:46:59 UTC 2021

On Fri, 2021-12-10 at 11:08 +0100, Andrea Venturoli via samba wrote:
> On 12/10/21 10:58, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> > It looks fairly obvious, Your DC cannot find its own dns server.
> Yes, that's obvious.
> Less obvious is:
> _ how could it be that he cannot find himself???

I do not know, I am not the one sat in front of the DC :-)
Does the jails /etc/resolv.conf point to its ipaddress (not

> _ for "DC" you mean the Samba processes? Because, as I said, on that 
> same DC (host) nslookup works properly;
> _ why does it even run samba_dnsupdate in the first place?

There are quite a number of dns records on a DC that need to exist,
samba_dnsupdate checks that they exist and creates them if they don't,
it has nothing to do with client ipaddresses.
> _ what to look for to diagnose this?

check /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts /etc/hostname for a start.


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