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Re: [Samba] samba AD - bind - deleted DNS entries are not removed completely

So in my case - is it safe to delete directly using ldbdel or using windows ADSI gui ldap editor? Or is there another way? What is the right way to do it?

something like:

ldbdel -H /usr/local/samba/private/sam.ldb -b"DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=mydomain,DC=com '(dNSTombstoned: TRUE)' ?

I read in samba 4.9 new features release notes about scavenging but I'm not sure if it's the same thing as in the posted link and anyway - this feature only supposedly works only in new zones.

W dniu 21.11.2018 o 20:27, Rowland Penny via samba pisze:
On Wed, 21 Nov 2018 19:39:53 +0100
Kacper Wirski via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

To answer my own question:

Yes, it's seems like a feature.
Yes, it is a feature, an AD feature ;-)

I ran basic ldbsearch query:

ldbsearch -H /usr/local/samba/private/sam.ldb -b
"DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=mydomain,DC=com" and saw in output entries with:

dNSTombstoned: TRUE

Overall there are a couple hundred entries with as such. So now my
question is:

How can I safely remove them, any tips/guideliness? I thought that
doing tombstone expunge would get rid of them - but apparently not.

Have a look here:


It seems that the DC is supposed to scavenge the stale dns records
after a certain period, usually 7 days, but it looks like Samba doesn't
have the code, unless someone knows different.


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