Active Directory Support

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I am looking to consolidate DNS to a single platform for all systems on
our network.  Currently BIND8 is being used for all name resolution.  We
will be adding a large Active Directory environment, and am looking for
the best way to implement DNS.  What we do not want is all WinXP/2000
workstations DNS entries to show up in the BIND files, but want the AD
and Windows DNS to synchronize, but not completely.  I am envisioning
having DNS on Windows handle the AD servers and workstations, and the
BIND8 servers to handle everything else.  I would like to have all
entries in BIND8 synced to AD DNS, but not the other way.  My questions
are as follows:
Can I currently do this with BIND8?  Need to implement BIND9?
Can I have BIND9 be the primary AD DNS supporting DDNS?  Does this need
to support GSS-TSIG updates?
What are the possibilities of having BIND8 be primary to Windows DNS
servers, and keep our administration in BIND8 rather than move over to
Windows DNS for central DNS administration?
I know this may pose more questions for Microsoft DNS folks, but I want
to get the capabilities of BIND to see if it will be possible to
maintain BIND as the central DNS service for the whole environment.
Christopher P. Jenkins, Senior Consultant
Concordant, Inc.
P:  508-820-3080
F:  508-820-4367
C:  508-241-7415
E:  chris.jenkins at

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