[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#775108: samba: reverse DNS registration / creating associated PTR not working

Andreas Meile debian at andreas-meile.ch
Sun Jan 11 14:33:07 UTC 2015

Package: samba
Version: 2:4.1.13+dfsg-2
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I set up a Samba 4 DC using "apt-get install samba" and then "samba-tool
domain provision" using SAMBA_INTERNAL - this worked fine. To enable
reverse DNS I use a

samba-tool dns zonecreate localhost 0.1.10.in-addr.arpa -U Administrator

which successfully creates a reverse DNS zone for my test network. The problem:
Dynamically registered domain member don't register the PTR record, only the
forward DNS record is updated. See details at


Create_forward_DNS.png: Even when set "Create assocatiated pointer (PTR)
record", the PTR is _not_ created as shown at Reverse_entry_test123_missing.png

Only when explicitely creating a PTR (Make_reverse_entry_explicitely.png) using
"Browse" (Make_reverse_entry_explicitely_using_Browse.png), then I get the
necessary PTRs as shown in Make_reverse_entry_explicitely_visible.png

To consider: In a original Microsoft ActiveDirectory environment, any host is
automatically registering as PTR as soon as the reverse DNS zone has been
created on the AD's DNS server(s).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages samba depends on:
ii  adduser                              3.113+nmu3
ii  dpkg                                 1.17.23
ii  libasn1-8-heimdal                    1.6~rc2+dfsg-8+b1
ii  libbsd0                              0.7.0-2
ii  libc6                                2.19-13
ii  libcomerr2                           1.42.12-1
ii  libhdb9-heimdal [heimdal-hdb-api-8]  1.6~rc2+dfsg-8+b1
ii  libkdc2-heimdal                      1.6~rc2+dfsg-8+b1
ii  libkrb5-26-heimdal                   1.6~rc2+dfsg-8+b1
ii  libldb1                              1:1.1.17-1
ii  libpam-modules                       1.1.8-3.1
ii  libpam-runtime                       1.1.8-3.1
ii  libpopt0                             1.16-10
ii  libpython2.7                         2.7.8-11
ii  libroken18-heimdal                   1.6~rc2+dfsg-8+b1
ii  libtalloc2                           2.1.1-2
ii  libtdb1                              1.3.1-1
ii  libtevent0                           0.9.21-1
ii  lsb-base                             4.1+Debian13+nmu1
ii  multiarch-support                    2.19-13
ii  procps                               2:3.3.9-8
ii  python                               2.7.8-2
ii  python-dnspython                     1.12.0-1
ii  python-ntdb                          1.0-5
ii  python-samba                         2:4.1.13+dfsg-2
pn  python2.7:any                        <none>
ii  samba-common                         2:4.1.13+dfsg-2
ii  samba-common-bin                     2:4.1.13+dfsg-2
ii  samba-dsdb-modules                   2:4.1.13+dfsg-2
ii  samba-libs                           2:4.1.13+dfsg-2
ii  tdb-tools                            1.3.1-1
ii  update-inetd                         4.43

Versions of packages samba recommends:
ii  attr               1:2.4.47-2
ii  logrotate          3.8.7-1+b1
ii  samba-vfs-modules  2:4.1.13+dfsg-2

Versions of packages samba suggests:
pn  bind9          <none>
pn  bind9utils     <none>
pn  ctdb           <none>
pn  ldb-tools      <none>
ii  ntp            1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3.2
pn  smbldap-tools  <none>
pn  winbind        <none>

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