multiple names for a Samba server

Arcadio A. Sincero Jr. asincero at
Tue Oct 21 18:37:12 GMT 1997

On Wed, 22 Oct 1997 mac at wrote:
> 	I'd like Samba (nmbd) to respond to multiple (NetBIOS) names.
> Any handy hints on how to get the same UNIX box to reply to
>                nmblookup realname
> and 
>                nmblookup othername

	Hmm ... well, I do know of the "netbios name" directive which you
stick on the "[global]" section of the smb.conf configuration file.  This
lets you override the default of using the hostname of the UNIX box you
are running SAMBA off of as the NetBIOS name of the server and stick in
your own.

Arcadio A. Sincero Jr. a.k.a The TicK -=LpC=-
Undergraduate Computer Science Major/Linux Enthusiast/Competitive Bodybuilder 
e-mail: asincero at

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                                - Arcadio A. Sincero Jr., 1997

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