[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#650091: package description

Justin B Rye jbr at edlug.org.uk
Sat Nov 26 15:21:52 UTC 2011

Martin Eberhard Schauer wrote:
> there was some discussion about how to translate the second paragraph of the
> package description (1). It says:
>  ... and nss_wins, which provides hostname lookups via the WINS and NBNS
>  protocols.

This could be true as-is, if one machine with nss_wins would be
capable of handling simultaneous queries using both protocols.  But
what kind of machine would be doing the non-WINS lookups?  A Linux box
with nbtscan, maybe?

> I would suggest to  s/WINS and NBNS protocols./WINS/NBNS service/ or something
> equivalent, as WINS and NBNS are implementations of the same protocol

There are so many ways of writing this, from "via the NBNS/WINS
protocol" to "via the WINS (NBNS) service", and any one of them would
be fine by me.  I'd leave it up to the people who are familiar with
the technical side.
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package

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