User wanting to use a .local domain to host DNS

G.W. Haywood bind at
Thu Nov 15 13:14:59 UTC 2012

Hi there,

On Wed, 14 Nov 2012, Phil Mayers wrote:
> On 14/11/12 15:39, Kevin Darcy wrote:
> > I stopped reading as soon as I saw the requirement to add a NetBIOS
> > name, being overpowered by the stench of obsolescence. Does anyone
> As per our recent thread, there's load of (recent, modern) stuff that 
> still uses NetBIOS. Sadly.
> > actually run "2000" or "2003" versions of Microsoft products any more?
> Yes.
> > Does Microsoft even support those versions?
> No. ...

That's incorrect.

Windows 2003 server products are in the 'Extended Support' phase which
runs until July 2015

Until then security fixes are provided free, and hotfix support is
available if the customer pre-purchased an extended hotfix agreement.

It will no doubt be my misfortune to provide support long after that...



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