Avahi service name

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Sep 3 11:05:18 UTC 2017

On Fri, 1 Sep 2017 11:56:42 -0500
Omri Mor via samba-technical <samba-technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Samba currently advertises Avahi services under its NetBIOS name.
> Since this is DNS-SD, it may make more sense to advertise under the
> hostname instead. Since the NetBIOS name is uppercased, using it can
> be surprising to users. There also isn’t any error checking on the
> NetBIOS name—if it is too long (greater than AVAHI_LABEL_MAX = 64
> bytes, including null terminator), then
> avahi_entry_group_add_service() fails. Obtaining the hostname can be
> done using gethostname() directly, or by get_myname() from
> libsamba-util (which calls gethostname() internally).
> Thoughts on retaining NetBIOS name (truncating it if too long) versus
> using hostname?
> Omri

How shall I put this, I run Devuan, one of the first things I do when
installing Samba is 'apt-get purge avahi-deamon'. On a DC it just gets
in the way.


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