Comment 5 for bug 389909

Given a way to detect broken DNS at package install time, it might be reasonable to set name resolve order to broadcast first
at that point, if such brokenness is detected. A comment line indicating that resolve order was set like this because DNS brokenness was detected at date/time could also be added to smb.conf.

While this wouldn't solve the issue for people who install SAMBA and then later deliberately break their own DNS, it should catch a reasonable fraction of cases.

Opinion: It's probably not politically feasible, but if Ubuntu checked for DNS brokenness at boot, and displayed a scary warning to contact your ISP and ask them to disable DNS redirection, over time we might see fewer ISPs do it, because they'd see increased costs in terms of the number of support calls? ;)