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Re: [Samba] [Curiosity] 'netbios aliases' works in AD mode?

On Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:24:23 +0100
Marco Gaiarin via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Mandi! L.P.H. van Belle via samba
>   In chel di` si favelave...
> > I dont get what your goal is, sorry.. :-/ 
> And Rowland:
> > Why do you think you need 'netbios aliases' ?
> Simply: i was (ab)used to have, in my NT domain, some aliases for my
> servers, so i can change servers (and move services) but keeping
> things consistent.
> Eg, all my printers are connected to \\CUPS\\<printername>, and my
> main share is \\FILE\Work . Ever.
> Because 'CUPS' and 'FILE' are aliases of my servers.
> Some weeks ago i've asked if samba in AD mode can have server aliases,
> as 'netbios aliases' had in NT mode.
> Someone (Andrew,
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2017-December/212597.html)
> reply me, 'yes', you have to set 'netbios aliases' but also add 'SPN'.
> I'm simply trying to figure out how to do that, and i'm simply noted
> that there's no DNS record for the aliases, as expected (ok, at least
> as i expect ;).
> I hope i'm clear, now.

OK, NT4-style domains use netbios to find computers.
    AD domains use dns
So, my advice would be to use CNAME records in AD.

What Andrew said was correct, but netbios is on the way out, it relies
on SMB1 and the latest Win10 has this turned off by default.


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