More questions about WINS, interfaces, etc
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Sep 18 15:27:24 GMT 1997
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Philip A. Prindeville wrote:
> I have yet another question about WINS and DNS... Why can't the
> DNS be used as the database of reference for name-to-address
> mappings when using NB over TCP/IP?
we're working on that, for samba-2.
> Assuming you could easily
> make incremental changes to the name server and propagate them
> out to all of the secondaries, then why bother having nmbd (or
> whatever) keep in-memory tables at all?
cacheing, to reduce network traffic. also, nmbd is a single process.
we'd need to add a non-blocking, state-based way to resolve dns names.
(gethostbyname() is blocking...)
> On the subject of that, who would be responsible for adding the
> name to the DNS: Samba or the DHCP server? What about
the DNS administrator. NOT samba. and NOT the DHCP server. samba has
nothing directly to do with DHCP daemons or named daemons.
> I've modified source/interface.c to handle interface names instead
> of addresses/netmasks... I thought this might be nicer since if
> you renumber a network or change a host's address, the fewer
> places you have to change its IP address the better. So with these
> patches (I'm working with 1.9.16p11 -- sorry)
i don't care: the samba team deals with patches from different versions
all the time. we prefer diff -u, if you can generate it. patch <
diff_file usually deals with things automatically, and creates .rej files
for rejected bits, which have to be added by hand - no problem there.
> you can say something
> interfaces = le0 le1
> interfaces = all
oh, _good_! an excellent addition.
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton (lkcl at switchboard.net)
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