BIND, Active Directory, DDNS, with no Microsoft DNS

Ed Schmollinger schmolli at
Sat Dec 28 17:31:52 UTC 2002

On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 10:35:01AM -0800, Kathy Kost wrote:
> > Take a look at Cricket Liu's latest book (DNS & BIND Cookbook) .
> > There are recipes in there describing how to do this.  Your windows
> > admin is probably thinking of setting up the _udp, _tcp, _mcdcs and
> > _sites sub-domains under
> Thanks for the reply, Rob.  I have been looking at that book and I
> have those subdomains already defined.  I was mostly curious if anyone
> has been allowing the Win2000 clients to update via DDNS to a BIND
> server instead of to an AD server with DNS (inside of a subdomain).  
> This to try and avoid using DNS on the Microsoft side and just stick
> with BIND.  

We do that, and it functions just fine.  Since all that's available for
limiting updates is by source IP though, we only have updates turned on
for a dedicated sandbox zone, not for the main zone.  This should not be
a problem so long as you have something in the way of a domain suffix
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Ed Schmollinger - schmolli at

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