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How to stop samba from updating DNS with interface information

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


System has 2 interfaces, eth0 and eth1.  It is desired that eth0 be used for samba functions, but not eth1.  It is also desired that DNS not be dynamically updated with information about eth1.   The /etc/samba/smb.conf has been set with:
interfaces = eth0
yet DNS is still being dynamically updated with information about the IP address of eth1.


In /etc/samba/smb.conf, in addition to the interfaces parameter limiting to just one of the interfaces, also set "allow dns updates = disabled".
It might also be desired to manually insure that eth0 (the desired interface) is represented in DNS.
Alternative, not tested:
It may also be helpful to set:
bind interfaces only = yes
This might also impact whether "allow dns updates = disabled" is needed in this situation.  But this has not been verified.


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  • Document ID:7017489
  • Creation Date: 11-Apr-2016
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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