[Samba] Any work on Samba service discovery in workgroups?

David Holder david.holder at erion.co.uk
Wed Oct 1 01:38:27 MDT 2014

Hi Jeremy,

Yes, I think that this is one where you don't need to do anything!

I will check next week that there is nothing special that Samba needs to 

Happy days. :-)

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On 30/09/2014 19:10, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 08:48:56AM +0100, David Holder wrote:
>> Hi Kaz,
>> I raised a bug relating to this a number of years ago. See
>> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4545.
>> This bug was closed with the following comment:
>> "as this is a pure resolver issue that should be handled by nsswitch and avahi
>> we should close this bug here. There is nothing samba can or should do. If one
>> day Avahi gets a new maintainer and LLMNR will be finally end up in an upstream
>> release then it will just work for smbclient and any other application that
>> uses DNS. For the server side this is not used anyway."
>> As far as I am aware there is no need for Samba to do anything
>> special with LLMNR. LLMNR only handles AAAA, A and PTR records so
>> there is nothing special going on that might be Samba specific.
>> Best Regards,
>> David
> Hi David,
> So is this you telling me we're off the hook and
> don't need to add any code here ?
> That would be a first for any IPv6 bug :-). Let
> me know if there's anything we need to do on the
> Samba side of things to make this work, other than
> trying to add LLMNR DNS server code into Samba
> (which I'm not averse to, I just dont' want to
> do it unless there's no other way :-).
> Jeremy.

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