[Samba] How to Properly Configure Samba's Internal DNS

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Feb 2 15:17:50 UTC 2021

On 02/02/2021 15:05, Marco Shmerykowsky via samba wrote:
> On 2/2/2021 3:05 AM, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
>> Hai,
>> Well, this looks great Marco, the configs below look good, i only see 
>> a minor change you can do, so only for correctness, i would change 
>> the realm to CAPS in krb5.conf and smb.conf and netbios name in caps.
> Is there a technical reason for all caps or is it stylistic just
> to be able to read the file more clearly?

A bit of both actually, yes it does make the files easier to read and 
Kerberos expects the realm to be in uppercase.

> This was my inexperienced confusion.  I do not remember manually
> adding either A or PTR records for the hostnames when I set up
> the AD servers or the domain member servers (but I could be wrong).
> The two AD's and one domain member server just seemed to "work."
> I had to do it manually for the second domain member server.
> From the Sambawiki, it was not clear to me that setting these
> records was required.  It seemed more optional and that thing
> would work without the manual step. Learing as I go :)

AD lives on dns, your computers require accurate dns records.

Also, please don't 'lear' at me 😂


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