Server issues

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
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?]Karamatić 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
> binary...
>
> 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.

Scott K




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