[Samba] new DC preparation, nslookup and dig errors

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Sep 26 10:23:59 UTC 2023

On Tue, 26 Sep 2023 09:08:29 +0000
Paul Littlefield via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On 25/09/2023 16:25, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> > Whilst anything is possible, if you are trying to connect to the
> > internal dns server on a machine that isn't yet a DC, then it will
> > time out, because there isn't a dns server there yet.
> > 
> > Of course. I may be misunderstanding things here.
> Maybe :)
> I am preparing to join a third Linux DC to an existing domain running
> two Linux DCs, and am following these instructions ...
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Linux_and_Unix_DNS_Configuration#Resolving_SRV_Records
> ... so am concerned that there is a "communications error":-
> "_ldap._tcp.mydomain.com;; communications error to
> timed out"
> ... which is DC5 trying to get a DNS record from DC4 and failing.
> If I run the same 'test' from that wiki page on either of the
> existing 2 Linux DCs which _are_ dns servers for the whole network,
> it does not show that error.
> Do you follow me?
> In other words, I want to sort that error out first before I go
> trying to join a new DC (which I am only doing to solve the recent
> security patch!)
> I have tried Googling it but come up blank.
> Regards,

OK, I think I understand what is going on.

You are following this wiki page:


You have got to the heading 'Configuring DNS' and the first line under
that heading sends you to another wiki page, did you read the two blue
boxes below the link ?

Also the wiki page you are sent to, could be a bit clearer.


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