Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)

Steven Kirks skirks at
Tue Oct 12 12:56:40 GMT 1999

Why not make the Samba implementation be a better PDC, not just one that
works?  It's little 'features' like this that will get a corporate manager
to sign off on the unfamiliar.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Black [mailto:mblack at]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 6:30 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
Subject: Re: Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)

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

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