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All I want for Christmas is a single hostname..

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Just to get an idea, would anyone have any major heartburn if all of the per-service hostnames were consolidated and matched the designated hostname for a given machine?

I'm asking because right now avahi is sort of broken in multiple ways because of how avahi-daemon.conf is generated and it really adds more complexity to the system than there needs to be.

This would be a behavior change for 8.1 if it came true.
 

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It doesn't seem like it would be a problem for me. It's kind of like I would expect it to be.
 

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Hi gcooper,

Can you give me a better idea of what the change you are proposing would do? Maybe an example?

I took a look at the avahi.conf file & I see that it uses freenas & local for the host and domain....I assume what you are suggesting means those entries would follow what I entered into Network -> global conf page?

-Will
 
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Hi gcooper,
Can you give me a better idea of what the change you are proposing would do? Maybe an example?

If I set a machine name, say mymachine.under.my.desk.com, the NetBIOS name presented by avahi and samba should be "mymachine", the AD/LDAP domain/realm I'm joined to should be "under.my.desk.com".

I took a look at the avahi.conf file & I see that it uses freenas & local for the host and domain....I assume what you are suggesting means those entries would follow what I entered into Network -> global conf page?

Yup. That's just one inconsistency that needs to be nailed down.
 

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Hi gcooper,

Sounds reasonable to me.

Would this also populate the NetBIOS name field in the AD config? That's one place that I have seen a number of users get into trouble.

-Will
 
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Hi gcooper,

Sounds reasonable to me.

Would this also populate the NetBIOS name field in the AD config? That's one place that I have seen a number of users get into trouble.

That's the aim (LDAP configurations can be just as tricky as NetBIOS names in AD -- and if we do this we can get rid of a bunch of dialog boxes :)..). I've also created a ticket to track this request: http://support.freenas.org/ticket/1060 .

This might break installs though, so I think it'd be a good idea to do at the next major (non-point) release.
 
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Enhancement completed per the ticket above. There are issues with avahi not properly registering the new DNS name, which impacts Mac users, but if you kick afp/avahi or wait 10 minutes for it to grab the hostname info again it'll get the correct hostname.
 
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