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Re: [Samba] V4 - New Install - Missing Zone File

From: Michael Wood <esiotrot_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Feb 21 2012 - 12:57:04 GMT
To: JDFire <>


On 21 February 2012 13:26, JDFire <> wrote:
> Hello List,
> I am trying to compile and install Samba 4 using the wiki guide on Centos 6.2. I am currently using the current source from git. It seems that the zone file used for Bind is not configured and not installed in the private directory.
> Is there any way to get this file generated so I can finish my install?

The default DNS backend has changed to BIND9_DLZ. This means the DNS
records are stored in Samba4's AD tree instead of in a normal zone

I've not tried the above, so am not sure exactly how to set it up.
There are some posts about it in the samba-technical mailing list
archives, though.

For the zone file, re-provision with the following option:


The BIND9_FLATFILE backend is the old way. BIND9_DLZ and
SAMBA_INTERNAL are the two new methods. BIND9_DLZ needs a recent
version of bind with DLZ dlopen support. The SAMBA_INTERNAL does not
yet support signed DNS updates (last I heard).

Since I provisioned samba4 before the DLZ option was available I have
stuck with BIND9_FLATFILE for now.

If you're just starting out, you might want to try the DLZ backend.

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