smb service discovery support

Rishi Srivatsavai rishisv at
Wed Apr 11 17:24:29 GMT 2007

On 4/11/07, Gerald (Jerry) Carter <jerry at> wrote:
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> Rishi,
> >> How many people would find this patch useful ?
> >> I can't say that I use MDNS at all so I need other
> >> people to speak up.
> >
> > There are a lot of tools available to advertise and
> > discover services using mDNS. mDNS is also
> > available on a number of platforms.
> Yeah but that's not what I asked.  I know there are tools
> for mDNS but does anyone admin'ing Samba servers care?
> It's not so much a technical question as it is a popularity
> vote.  If no one uses the feature, it will bit rot.  And
> that would leave us in worse shape than having no mDNS
> support at all.

I plan on turning on this feature for the version of Samba in Solaris.
Solaris users will be be able to discover and advertise smb services
on the network using DNS. So at least on one platform this feature
will be deployed.


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