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Old 11-13-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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DNS require for making SAMBA as PDC


Hi,

I want to make SAMBA server as PDC in my domain... for does it require to configure DNS service as well in linux.... as i think while joining domain windows xp client search for nslookup entry??
What script i should do for making SAMBA as PDC...

I am using CentOS 5

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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I assume you've read the tutorial and Samba by Example on http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...g500users.html It has step-by-step instructions and is very easy to follow. There's no reason to reinvent the wheel.

Last edited by mostlyharmless; 11-13-2009 at 12:25 PM. Reason: specific link for PDC
 
Old 11-16-2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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I assume you've read the tutorial and Samba by Example on http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...g500users.html It has step-by-step instructions and is very easy to follow. There's no reason to reinvent the wheel.
Thanks for reply , i will check this link and come to LQ if find any issue.

Thanks
 
Old 11-16-2009, 10:08 AM   #4
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There are actually two quick answers for this and it depends on what type Windows domain you will be emulating.

Windows NT Domain: DNS is not required and rarely used. WINS is the NetBIOS-to-IP translator. Samba can emulate a WINS server with restrictions.

Windows Active Directory: DNS is required. AD clients use DNS to find the domain controllers. Currently, I don't believe Samba fully supports being an Active Directory controller. Planned for Samba 4, I believe.
 
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There are actually two quick answers for this and it depends on what type Windows domain you will be emulating.

Windows NT Domain: DNS is not required and rarely used. WINS is the NetBIOS-to-IP translator. Samba can emulate a WINS server with restrictions.

Windows Active Directory: DNS is required. AD clients use DNS to find the domain controllers. Currently, I don't believe Samba fully supports being an Active Directory controller. Planned for Samba 4, I believe.
Oh is it.. that means we can create Linux as PDC without DNS service .... but can not work fully like windows Domain Controller....with group policy / OU settings etc etc...

Anyways i will try this Doc to create PDC on Samba with CentOS... and will post if i see any thing odd / issuee.....

Thanks a lot again for your reply..
 
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Oh is it.. that means we can create Linux as PDC without DNS service .... but can not work fully like windows Domain Controller....with group policy / OU settings etc etc...

Anyways i will try this Doc to create PDC on Samba with CentOS... and will post if i see any thing odd / issuee.....

Thanks a lot again for your reply..
Thanks for this good link for Samba server as PDC..
 
  


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