Why do we ask for #1b first before registering?

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Tue Jan 31 04:50:15 GMT 2006

On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 10:11:41AM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> When trying to become a DMB we ask the wins server first before registering?
> Why? This makes changing it a bit difficult. And with well-working WINS servers
> we should get a WACK and then a NACK if the DMB is still around.

IIRC, this was added years ago out of concern over it being too easy for an
admin of a stand-alone samba server to accidentally break a domain.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/
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