[Samba] Samba DNS Accounts

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Feb 4 18:46:10 UTC 2021

On 04/02/2021 18:25, Bo Kersey wrote:
> AD01 is one of the ADDCs (and a domain member) running on Linux

OK, I think that means it is a Samba AD DC which is possibly being used 
as a fileserver, in which case, it is possibly samba_dnsupdate that is 
creating your record. samba_dnsupdate uses a file 'dns_update_list' to 
create missing forward zone records, the first on this list is:

A ${HOSTNAME}                                           $IP

Without checking, I am not entirely sure where it gets ${HOSTNAME} from, 
but it is likely to be the same as the output of 'hostname -s'

A way around this would be to remove the two incorrect records and 
create the correct record with samba-tool:

samba-tool dns add ad01 samdom.example.com ad01 A ipv4_address_string

Where 'ipv4_address_string' is the computers ipaddress e.g.

You should also create the DC's reverse record.


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