[Bug 205236] Re: Likewise Open 4.0.5 doesn't work out of the box in Hardy.
thierry.carrez at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 1 15:59:24 BST 2008
Thanks for the info. If you experience problems with Likewise-Open even
with your workaround, please file a separate bug with more information
on that error that you shouldn't skip. I'll rename this bug so that it
points to ".local domains" since it is specific to them.
I confirm it doesn't work out of the box if the domain you try to join
is named "something.local". This is the result of a war between
Microsoft and Apple over the .local domain, with Ubuntu siding with
Ubuntu (like Apple) uses Zeroconf for simple service discovery on LAN,
and this makes use of the .local domain. On the other hand, Microsoft AD
won't work correctly if its domain name is not served by its own DNS.
Using .local for a domain name is therefore a recipe for trouble .
If for some reason you have to join an AD domain called
"something.local", then you want to disable Zeroconf because the two
won't work together. You want the .local DNS domain to be served
primarily by the Microsoft DNS and not by Zeroconf. So you edit the
/etc/nsswitch.conf file accordingly.
** Changed in: likewise-open (Ubuntu)
Importance: Undecided => Low
Status: Incomplete => Confirmed
** Summary changed:
- Likewise Open 4.0.5 doesn't work out of the box in Hardy.
+ Joining .local domains doesn't work out of the box in Hardy
Joining .local domains doesn't work out of the box in Hardy
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