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

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Sep 30 12:10:43 MDT 2014

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 :-).


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