[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#725727: No reverse DNS in default Samba4 installation

Risto Paavola risto.paavola at gmail.com
Mon Oct 7 18:30:14 UTC 2013

Package: samba4
Version: 4.0.0beta2

I'm using out-of-the-box Debian 7.1 with samba4 installed from aptitude.

I'm provisioning my Samba 4 domain with following command:
/usr/share/samba/setup/provision --realm=realm.local --domain=DOMAIN
--adminpass='secret' --server-role=dc

I'm using default Samba-settings. I've configured my isc-dhcpd server
to serve 10.0.0.X network and I'm using Samba4's default DNSserver
(which comes with bind9).

Forward name resolving works:
# host pdc.domain.example
pdc.domain.example has address

But reverse name resolving doesn't:
# host
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

This can be fixed by adding reverse name resolving zone with following command:
samba-tool dns zonecreate pdc.domain.example 0.0.10.in-addr.arpa -UAdministrator

I'm using:
Linux ... 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 X86_64 GNU/Linux

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