NetBios name change

Bogdan Bartos admin at
Wed Apr 9 09:23:22 MDT 2014

As I mentioned, I've tried it and it does work. I can browse the shares with the netbios alias with windows. However, the alias does not work from linux. Probably the best idea is to have the alias point to the ip into the main dhcp server outside of samba 4. That works for sure. Hopefully they keep the directive in samba 4 and they realize it is necessary.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Lovenberg <scott.lovenberg at>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:14:57 
To: Chan Min Wai<dcmwai at>
Cc: bogdan_bartos<admin at>; samba-technical at<samba-technical at>
Subject: Re: NetBios name change

You should be able to (unless it's been dropped in a recent release and I
didn't notice).

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:30 AM, Chan Min Wai <dcmwai at> wrote:

> Even for AD DC also can use this setting?
> Thank You.
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:24 AM, Scott Lovenberg <scott.lovenberg at
> > wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM, <admin at> wrote:
>>> Is the "netbios aliases" directive legacy that is there for historical
>>> purposes? Or is it something that comes only with samba 4?
>>> It does work, so the issue is resolved. Thanks a lot!
>> Yeah, it's an old setting.  The more correct way to do what you want to
>> do in Samba-4 is to add a PTR record in DNS that points your alias to your
>> actual server.
>> --
>> Peace and Blessings,
>> -Scott.

Peace and Blessings,

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