[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#591752: samba-common: please change the name resolv order
fabian at greffrath.com
Fri Aug 6 06:58:40 MDT 2010
Am 06.08.2010 14:12, schrieb Volker Lendecke:
> 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.
OK, I am a bit puzzled now. Yes, I think libsmbclient should provide
an API to allow for changing the name resolv order from the outside.
Furthermore, I have no idea what "registry configuration" means in
Since GVFS should not be allowed to modify system-wide configuration
files (i.e. smb.conf, owned by root), it has no chance than to rely on
such API. Since name-to-IP lookup via DNS obviously reports bogus
results and GVFS has no chance to query "bcast" without such API, what
else could it do to get the actual IP address?
> That's something gvfs should implement IMHO.
Yes, that's what I meant. The "if the first try fails or reports a
bogus IP, try a second time with bcast" attempt should be implemented
in the frontends, and not directly in Samba.
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