[Samba] Custom dns_update_list file

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Feb 11 23:47:11 UTC 2022

On Wed, 2022-02-09 at 17:50 +0100, Victor Rodriguez via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> I have the need to set specific IPs in DNS to allow clients to
> correctly 
> communicate with Samba. I archieve this editing 
> samba/private/dns_update_list and replacing the A record for the
> domain. 
> This works until some package update replaces it with the default
> one.
> Is there any way to properly set a custom dns_update_list that does
> not 
> get overwritten?
> I can't use the interfaces directive in smb.conf as the same
> interface 
> has more than one IP.

Do you just want to set a single IP?

If so, the 'dns update command' can be changed from the default to
specify an option: --current-ip

                        IP address to update DNS to match (helpful if
                        NAT, valid multiple times, defaults to values

I added that for exactly this purpose, after learning how cloud and container "public IP" networking works.

Andrew Bartlett

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