[Samba] Using samba-tool to join a linux file server to the domain doesn't appear to work

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at math.utexas.edu
Thu Nov 4 16:00:19 UTC 2021

On 11/4/21 10:49, cn--- via samba wrote:
> Am 04.11.21 um 16:43 schrieb Patrick Goetz via samba:
>> While you're looking at this, would it be possible to add code to add 
>> a PTR record as well as the A record?  This would match the behavior 
>> for Windows AD controllers.
> The default on Windows does not create the PTR. Usually you have to set 
> up a GPO that the clients update their PTR.

I have no idea, but I checked with one of my colleagues who is a Windows 
guru/domain admin, and he insisted that both an A and PTR record are 
created for the domain member when you join the (Windows server) domain.

The caveat to this is the AD domain at my university is an unbelievable 
mess that they've tinkered with for over a decade. Imagine a book 
written by 100 monkeys, each with their own typewriter with pages 
assembled by an inebriated octopus, and you won't be too far off.

> I would also like this to happen automatically but by default the 
> reverse zone is not created in a Samba AD. I don't know about Windows 
> there but I doubt it done there.
> Regards
> Christian

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