can Samba have multiple personalities?
lenneis at statrix2.wu-wien.ac.at
Wed Apr 29 13:26:26 GMT 1998
"Robert Dahlem" <Robert.Dahlem at frankfurt.netsurf.de> writes:
> On Wed, 29 Apr 1998 06:30:26 +1000, John Harper wrote:
> >Is there any way to give Samba (or more accurately the machine on which
> >Samba is running) a "multiple personality"? I.e. it might advertise
> >itself under different netbios names and offer different services (and
> >in particular might do encrypted passwords under one name, and not with
> >the other).
> You did not scan smb.conf(5) for "alias", did you?
There are at least two more ways you can go about this. The first is
to have more than one configuration file and load them with the help of
% substitutions. E.g.
config file = /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf.%R
%R is the protocol name (you could use any other macro useful for
you). As soon as the value for %R is determined (say "NT1" for
instance) the configuration file /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf.NT1 is
loaded and merged.
The drawback of this approach is that the semantics of what is
loaded/merged when can get somewhat tricky to follow.
The second approach is to use network aliases. This means that a
single network card can be seen under more than one IP address/domain
name. You can configure a different Samba setup for each of these
aliases. You need an operating system that supports this, of course.
email: lenneis at statrix2.wu-wien.ac.at
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