svn commit: samba r12695 - in branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/scripting/libjs: .

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Jan 4 04:23:58 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 23:46 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 09:42:28AM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote about 'Re: svn commit: samba r12695 - in branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/scripting/libjs: .':
> > On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 17:22 +0000, jelmer at wrote:
> > I still don't think we should allow a dot here.  It may be allowed by
> > crh's rules, but I think we are just asking for pain in Samba4 if we
> > allow it.
> > Does windows allow such a name in 'system -> computer name'?
> Samba 3 allows it so it is necessary in some cases to have, in order
> to have a clean upgrade path.

There are many 'features' of Samba3 that Samba4 will simply be unable to
support.  Consider what DNS name would be formed by this?  

We need a robust 'bail out and ask the admin to amend' procedure in the
upgrade code.  When we know this is highly likely to cause problems, we
shouldn't allow it.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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