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Re: [Samba] DHCP, DNS and non-domain members

Hi Rowland,

my problem is, how to get the non-AD members into the DNS? Especially, if they are servers and have
dynamic IPs from a DHCP server?

As far as I understand, only AD members will update the DNS inside of the AD. So do I have to
deliver fixed IP addresses via DHCP to servers and put a manual entry into the AD DNS?


Am 23.11.2017 um 16:28 schrieb Rowland Penny via samba:
> On Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:20:45 +0100
> Martin Renner via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am preparing a migration from Samba NT-Domain to Samba AD. The
>> migration itself is all fine, but I have a general problem in
>> understanding the network architecture of an active directory domain.
>> Right now (Samba NT style), each client gets its IP address from a
>> DHCP server (isc-dhcp-server). The DHCP server in turn updates the
>> DNS (bind9) via dynamic DNS updates. This way, every client (and more
>> important in terms of DNS: several servers with dynamic IPs) can be
>> found in the DNS - forward and reverse.
> This sounds very like my AD domain ;-)
>> Now with Samba AD, the Samba server has full and exclusive control
>> over the DNS zone. Windows clients and Linux clients, which have
>> joined the domain, update the DNS zone with an entry (apparently only
>> forward but not reverse). But what should I do with clients and other
>> servers, which are not in the AD domain? Clients are not so
>> important, but the servers have to be reached via DNS :-)
> As long as your servers are in the same dns domain, this should work as
> before, If you think about it, every DHCP client before it is joined to
> the domain works this way.
> Just because a computer (or printer etc) gets its IP from a DHCP
> server running on an AD DC, doesn't mean it has to be joined to the
> domain.
> Rowland

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