[Samba] Understanding internal DNS usage on Samba 4

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Mar 27 21:51:30 UTC 2021

On 27/03/2021 21:06, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

> Don't *mix* them with non-Samba or non-AD DNS domains for merged
> domains, that way lies contorted madness. Segregate them by subdomain
> if they need to share a DNS top level domain.

Good point, use a subdomain of the registered domain e.g. 

>> No, you do not even set up one PDC, that is what you have now, AD uses
>> DC's which are all equal except for the FSMO roles (and they can be on
>> any DC) and yes, it is recommended to install multiple DC's
> Sadly, Samba does not currently support zone transfers, so they need
> to be multiple domain controllers, not merely slave DNS servers which
> could cache the other subdomains.

As I said, just use a dns server that handles the other domain(s) and 
forwards everything for the AD domain to the DC dns servers.


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