Buglist to fix before 2.2.5
rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Fri May 17 10:46:02 GMT 2002
On Fri, 17 May 2002, Ludolf Holzheid wrote:
> On 18 May 2002 at 3:54, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > On Fri, 17 May 2002, Hunt, Bryan wrote:
> > >
> > > Yo,
> > > One bug that it would be totally cool if it were fixed would be the
> > > wins lookup ( libnss_wins.so ) it works with ping but not with telnet
> > > or any other application. Some people are using linux boxes as
> > > workstations in networks without dns. With this working they would not have
> > > to find out ip addresses for their mail servers/people running webservers
> > > on machines that have dynamic ip addresses. In short it would be a sweet
> > > feature.
> > If ping works, and telnet doesn't, it would seem that your telnet is not
> > using the correct libraries.
> To my experience, telnet wants to get/resolve the DNS names of the
> peer (client or server, respectively) while ping is happy with the IP
In the context of the request, he clearly must be talking about giving
ping and telnet names.
Since both should be using gethostbyname, and gethostbyname is clearly
calling the entry points in libnss_wins.so in one case, I wonder what is
happening in the other case.
BTW, to the original requestor, a snif would be useful.
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org,
sharpe at ethereal.com
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