ubiquity: install screen "Who are you" finds my machine name on the network even on names that don't exist

Bug #1032175 reported by Colin Ian King
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Today's ISO test (2nd August), AMD64 image, Desktop install, on the "Install, Who are you?" screen. I entered several valid machine names that I know does not exist on my small home network in the "Your computer's name:" field and I always got the error messages in red: "That name already exists on the network.".

This is wrong and misleading. A novice user may then keep on trying to find a unique machine name and then give up with the install if they keep on getting clashing name error messages.

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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
tags: added: ubi-usersetup
tags: added: quantal
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