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Dynamic DNS update from Linux DHCP Server

Posted on 2009-07-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
We have our primary DNS & DHCP servers running on linux. we also having active directory in our company. we have enabled zone forwarding on our linux dns server to point out the active directory DNS server. Also i have enabled scavenging on active directory integrated DNS servers.

In our company machines are frequently changed to different subnets and we change the hostnames too.so we do have duplicate entries in our active directory integrated DNS server. it will take 15 day to scavange these records. I don't want to reduce the default scavange period time.

Is there is any way to configure dynamically update DNS records in the Linux DHCP servers.so that when ever a new ip address assigned to a computer from Linux DHCP server same will be updated automatically in the Active Directory Integerated DNS zone.
Question by:kumarnirmal
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Duncan Roe earned 500 total points
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Certainly you can have DHCP update DNS - I have that here at home (and subsequently cloned at work). In my etc/named.conf below. The critical entries for dynamic updating are the "allow-update" lines. Not sure why I don't have them for reverse-ARP, must check if it's working one of these days. There's a matching ddns-update-style entry in my /etc/dhcpd.conf.
How active directory would integrate with the above I have no idea
08:17:50$ cat named.conf
acl "locals" {;;; };
options {
  directory "/var/named";
  forward only;
  forwarders {;; };
  allow-transfer { none; };
  allow-query { "locals"; };
  allow-recursion { "locals"; };
zone "mshome.net" IN {
  type master;
  file "mshome.net";
  forwarders { };
  allow-query { "locals"; };
  allow-transfer { "locals"; };
  allow-update {; };
zone "0.168.192.in-addr.arpa" IN {
  type master;
  file "ten.emohsm";
  forwarders { };
  allow-query { "locals"; };
  allow-transfer { "locals"; };
  allow-update {; };
zone "local.net" IN {
  type master;
  file "local.net";
  forwarders { };
  allow-query { "locals"; };
zone "255.255.10.in-addr.arpa" IN {
  type master;
  file "ten.lacol";
  forwarders { };
  allow-query { "locals"; };
08:22:20$ cat dhcpd.conf
option domain-name "mshome.net";
option domain-name-servers;
ddns-update-style interim;
ignore client-updates;
subnet netmask
  max-lease-time 2592000;
  default-lease-time 604800;
  option subnet-mask;
  option broadcast-address;
  option routers;
  option domain-name-servers;

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