Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)

Mike Black mblack at
Tue Oct 12 11:28:14 GMT 1999

Isn't it possible to query the name first to see if it's registered already
and add a "-force" flag to the startup with a BIG warning?  Could the arp
cache help?

And, since SAMBA is TCP/IP based can't we do a lookup and see if the name
matches our IP address?  If this didn't match we should refuse to startup
(or maybe provide another force flag).

This would prevent the stupid mistake.  Default conditions should be
conservative to prevent dangerous behaviour.
Michael D. Black   Principal Engineer
mblack at  407-676-2923,x203  Computer Science Innovations  My home page
FAX 407-676-2355
----- Original Message -----
From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at>
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 3:23 PM
Subject: RE: Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)

ok, i was notified that this thread was going on.  this is a known issue
by microsoft for at least two years, and they have no intention of fixing
it.  all you need is a system that is capable of registering the NetBIOS
name DOMAIN_NAME<1b> and you can take down an NT Domain Network.  to do
this, you need one of the following:

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