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Re: [Samba] Help, DNS forwarding not working!

Please ignore, resolved now (although I don't know why or how). Strange that things always resolve only after (!) posting to this list. The latter seems to work in magic ways. ;)

Rowland, thank you very much for your quick replay!! I was able to ping the forwarder, but i wasn't able to resolve any hostnames on the DCs themselves. After I restarted the samba services, the issue went away. I did some changes to the smb.conf and only applied them via "smbcontrol all reload-config". Seems that a complete service restart was necessary for whatever reason.

Thanks again!

On 29.05.2018 13:59, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
On Tue, 29 May 2018 13:40:50 +0200
Ole Traupe via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi list,

Today, DNS forwarding stopped working for my domain, and I have no
clue as to why. We are using Samba internal DNS.

It stopped working for one DC on old hardware a couple of days ago. I
suspected a hard drive issue (bad blocks in DNS related files) and
wanted to replace the server in the next days.

Today I rebooted the other DC due to maintenance of the host machine,
and DNS forwarding stopped working there as well.

I am puzzled as everything else seems to be working fine (Windows
log-ons, file access on a member server).

Where can I look, what can I do?

Please help. This domain is in production and we basically don't have
any internet now.


First post your smb.conf
Can you ping the forwarder from the DC ?
Is anything listening on port 53 on the DC ?
Is anything listening on port 53 on the DC that shouldn't be ?
OS ?
Samba version ?


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