[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#437534: winbind: please add wins to nsswitch.conf by default

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun Aug 26 13:04:55 UTC 2007

tags 437534 wontfix

> > I'd like winbind to automatically add the wins hostname resolving method
> > to /etc/nsswitch.conf, so I can resolve windows machine names with
> > resolveip by default. There is code in the libnss-mdns postinst that
> > could be adapted to winbind.
> WINS hostname resolution should not be enabled by default in the package;
> this is optional functionality which is not appropriate for the majority of
> environments.  Therefore I don't believe there's any reason to add
> particular support for this in the maintainer scripts.

As a samba systems admin, I also never found the need to use this in
nsswitch.conf so I agree with Steve that we really shouldn't do
something in the maintainer's scripts.

Other team members, please speak if you disagree..:-)

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