Bug 8392 - Allow setting DNS domainname != realm in provision
Summary: Allow setting DNS domainname != realm in provision
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andrew Bartlett
QA Contact: samba4-qa@samba.org
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-08-22 09:21 UTC by Arvid Requate
Modified: 2011-08-22 09:58 UTC (History)
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Add Option --dnsdomain to provision to allow dnsdomain != realm (4.85 KB, patch)
2011-08-22 09:50 UTC, Arvid Requate
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Description Arvid Requate 2011-08-22 09:21:39 UTC
Currently the provision code derives the DNS domainname from the Kerberos realm. The patch attached to this bug adds the option --dnsdomain to the provision code, allowing DNS domains to differ from the Kerbeos realm. Maybe additional places need to be fixed to complete this.
Comment 1 Arvid Requate 2011-08-22 09:50:22 UTC
Created attachment 6797 [details]
Add Option --dnsdomain to provision to allow dnsdomain != realm
Comment 2 Andrew Bartlett 2011-08-22 09:53:40 UTC
The fact that the DNS name and realm are connected is at the very heart of active directory.  Much more than this would need to be changed to permit this disconnection.

How would such a realm interact with Microsoft's implementation?

Why are you proposing this change?

I simply can't see how this can be made to work
Comment 3 Arvid Requate 2011-08-22 09:58:29 UTC
Ah, thanks for the answer, good to know that.