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Thu Nov 22 03:25:22 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 21 November 2007 21:44, David L. Willson wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:10:54 +0100, Ante [UTF-8?]KaramatiÄ‡ wrote
> > On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 16:15:59 +0100
> > "Sebastien Estienne" <sebastien.estienne at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > sebest at delly2:~$ cat /etc/default/avahi-daemon
> > > # 0 = don't start, 1 = start
> > > AVAHI_DAEMON_START=1
> > But, that's not enough. Avahi (and everything done to make it
> > usable) breaks some stuff on computers on which it doesn't even run.
> > Best example is broken PPTP (VPN) when the other side is using .local
> > domain. Then you have to edit /etc/nsswitch.conf and remove all the
> > mdns stuff.
> > I'm all for removing avahi. It did me more harm than good.
> Can we make Ubuntu fix Microsoft's split-horizon DNS bug, too? And the
> other ones? Shouldn't we should fork Mozilla to make it render more like
> IE? After all, IE is the standard, even though it's broken and
> non-conformant to CSS. That CSS-conformant rendering does more harm than
> good, too, doesn't it?
> Stop using .local for unicast, and everything works great. Microsoft's
> problem. NOT Ubuntu's. Not MacOS's. Not SUSE's. I like that [Ubuntu]
> Linux does things properly. By the by, does the default workgroup ~have~
> to be MSHOME? And why does 'dd' default to decimal megs/gigs, not
> Oh fine, I'll give it a rest.
I guess from my perspective having an OS (Desktop or Server) automatically
start looking around for other computers to interact with by default and with
no user interaction is, in fact, a very Microsoft kind of thing to do.
I'll give it a rest too.
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