[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#591752: samba-common: please change the name resolv order

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Aug 6 06:12:11 MDT 2010

On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 01:48:05PM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> That's a good question. How does Windows handle this, by
> the way?

No idea.

> >I know broken DNS redirects are very popular with home DSL
> >connects, but there is probably not much that Samba can do
> >about that.
> It's just an idea, but would it be possible to make the name resolv 
> order changeable from the outside, i.e. as part of the public API? 

It is changeable from the outside. See the smb.conf file. If
you want it programmatic, do it via the registry
configuration. Or do you mean libsmbclient must offer an
API? You can alway deliver an IP address to libsmbclient and
implement the name lookup yourself.

> Then gvfs/nautilus, when the first attempt to resolve the hostname 
> with the default order lead to a bogus IP from which it was impossible 
> to receive a share list, could try a second time with precedence on 
> "bcast" before they finally give up and show an error message.

That's something gvfs should implement IMHO.


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