nmbd & netbios name -> many addreses
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Mar 18 22:40:32 GMT 1999
On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> > OK so we use dash. The point isn't the specifics--it's the concept that
> > we reject any name that doesn't fit predefined standards, thus preventing
> > the entire "How do we deal with bad names in the first place."
> What is a bad name? Again, I think you are trying to map NetBIOS names to
> DNS names. I've travelled that road. There's a closed-down taco stand at
> the end, and that's it. Promise.
> Controlling which names are registered by WINS doesn't do much anyway.
> There's still the broadcast name resolution system, so "bad" names will
> still work on the local LAN. If you don't register the name, your users
> will simply claim that the network is broken. Also, there's the type
> byte. How do you include that with a DNS name?
don't. if you _have_ to, use a valid char (e.g # if that's valid!) as a
separator and put the name type after it.
> Finally, there are names
> hard-coded into applications. One obvious example is the ..__MSBROWSE__.
> name. Other code, including applications, does this too.
don't register those. only register unique names; only register server
names; only register PDC Domain names; only register multiple BDC Domain
names is an exceptional consideration.
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