[Samba] Help: issues about hostname & nameserver

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Wed Apr 27 04:41:22 MDT 2011

A dot in hostname is not RFC compliant,
so change the servers hostname. 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: tubocurarine at 163.com 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens tubocurarine
>Verzonden: 2011-04-27 12:03
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: [Samba] Help: issues about hostname & nameserver
>Dear developers:
>I'm using Samba-3.5.8 on Linux (Gentoo, amd64) as a file 
>server, and using some Windows based OSes as clinet. And 
>something strange happened to me.
>Things went as follows:
>1. If there was no dot (".") in the hostname of server, then 
>no matter whether the DNS server (in /etc/resolv.conf) was set 
>correctly or not, everything went fine. Client can access 
>shares (provided server) normally.
>2. If there was dot in hostname of server, and if the DNS 
>Server was set correctly (or just left as blank), server 
>worked normally.
>3. If there was dot in hostname of server, and the DNS Server 
>was set incorrectly, all client could not connect to the 
>server, with a message indicated that the address of server 
>could not be accessed.
>My friend and I payed some time on it. We found that in the 
>last situation, the Samba server may spend a long time to look 
>up the computer name (name of server or client). But before 
>the look up ends, the client would treat this as a timeout.
>I don't know whether we are right about this. And if we were, 
>why everything goes fine in the 2nd case?
>Any information will be appreciated.
>Best regards.
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