[Samba] Joining a domain controller with a conflict name
rlillard at sonic.net
Thu Apr 14 19:43:28 GMT 2005
Tom Skeren wrote:
> Jonathan Johnson wrote:
>> Again, this is the responsibility of the network administrator. That's
>> why a password is required to join a domain, so those who don't know
>> the password (read: your users) can't mess up your network. As an
>> administrator, it's your responsibility to make sure that a network
>> name conflict does not occur, by knowing if there's a machine with
>> THAT NAME on the network already.
> Yes, that's all fine and good, except when the boss allows some visiting
> dignitary to plug his laptop into the ethernet port in the conferernce
> room, etc.
That's why you should use DHCP with static address assignments.
If you allow foreign machines on sensitive networks, then you
will soon get what you deserve.
Make "guest" ports available on a network separate from your
private network for visitors to browse the Internet and read
mail, etc ...
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