More questions about WINS, interfaces, etc
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Fri Sep 19 12:30:07 GMT 1997
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Philip A. Prindeville wrote:
> > 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.
> I would be interested in collaborating on that.
good stuff. the author of this stuff is a biologist at heart (proteins
and enzymes). this shows in his coding style: higher order functions,
and modularisation and stuff.
writing a module that uses LDAP for NetBIOS name resolution, or one that
limits WINS names to have to match up with DNS names, are just two of the
> > 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...)
> At least under Solaris, there is a thread-safe gethostbyname_r()
> function that could be used. I don't know how portable this is,
wossat, then? how does it work? why would i want it to be thread-safe
when we only have one (state-based/higher-order-function-based) thread in
> > 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.
> Hmmmm... My diff doesn't understand -u. Where can I get one that
gnu diff should do the job. if you can't get it, don't worry.
> > > you can say something
> > > like:
> > >
> > > interfaces = le0 le1
> > >
> > > or
> > >
> > > interfaces = all
> > oh, _good_! an excellent addition.
> I'm just not sure about one thing, however: in the original code
> they seem to ignore the broadcast address and force the address to
> be the all-ones host address. Which is what the broadcast address
> should be anyway, unless you have misconfigured or incredibly old
you can configure NT to use zeros based broadcasts.
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton (lkcl at switchboard.net)
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