[PATCH v2] samba-tool dns: Give a better error message when people get the server parameter wrong

Rowland Penny repenny at f2s.com
Wed Nov 14 05:01:25 MST 2012

On 14/11/12 11:03, Kai Blin wrote:
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> On 2012-11-14 11:45, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>> On Wed, 2012-11-14 at 11:37 +0100, Kai Blin wrote:
>>> Can someone ack and push or propose a better patch?
>> The change itself is a bit of a hack, though I guess not too
>> harmful. ACK. (I don't do reviewer-push).
> I'm trying to play along and not push my own patches, so here's the
> updated version with a Reviewed-by tag added for jelmer's ACK.
> Anybody with commit access, feel free to push it.
> Kai
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Hi, Now I will be the first to acknowledge that I know nothing about 
writing software, but instead of writing a better error message, 
wouldn't it be better to fix the problem?
On my samba4 server (ipaddress, FQDN adserver.home.lan) all 
the following commands work & give the same information

samba-tool dns serverinfo
samba-tool dns serverinfo
samba-tool dns serverinfo adserver
samba-tool dns serverinfo adserver.home.lan

The only command that fails is:
samba-tool dns serverinfo localhost

Wouldn't it be better to get localhost to work and print an error 
message along the lines of 'information not available for <what ever was 
given>, please check and retry' if the wrong server was given.


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