[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#594088: Bug#594088: samba-common: wins server not added to /etc/samba/dhcp.conf

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sat Jan 29 19:51:15 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 12:34:08PM +0100, Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 07:59:56AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > Quoting Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe (Mario.Holbe at TU-Ilmenau.DE):
> > > This bug shows up if the lease is RELEASEd AND is still valid upon ifup.
> ...
> > > The attached patch fixes this issue at least for the empty dhcp.conf
> > It's unfortuunately too late for this, sorry.

> Bummer.

> > I'll probably consider this for post-squeeze and will look more
> > closely to this bug report, then eventually add your patch. Thanks for
> > your work...

> Should you do, please also consider adjusting the name resolve order
> according to a DHCP supplied netbios-node-type (dhcp-options(5)) as
> well.

> Debian's dhclient doesn't currently request this option from the server
> but i'm sure this can be changed post-squeeze :)

I don't think we want to do that.  There are only a few sensible values for
name resolve order, and I don't think any settings a dhcp server might send
via netbios-node-type would help us select between these.  (The main things
to select are whether to give precedence to DNS or WINS; and whether or not
to fall back to broadcast at all.  The latter might be a site preference,
but I'd be more worried about the DHCP admin getting this wrong than about
any adverse effects of leaving this in place as a fallback.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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