[Samba] aliases not working!!

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Feb 20 16:14:02 GMT 2002

Well, you sound desperate so I'll put in my two cents.
Did you STOP and RESTART nmbd?
Have you run testparm to be sure your smb.conf file is OK?
Name resolution can occur in several ways:
lmhost or /etc/hosts
wins server

Try nmblookup VIPER 

and see what info you can glean.
Do this with with and without a wins server defined in your smb.conf. (I
assume you have a wins server.)

Try ping VIPER and see who, if anybody, answers.


On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 04:56:27PM -0500, John Dalton wrote:
> Can someone tell me what has to happen to get
> the aliases working in samba? 
> Below is an earlier posting.
> Thanks!!
> Does anyone have aliases working correctly?
> Suppose I am moving the samba to one server to another, say VIPER 
> > to JOKER.
> > 
> > In smb.conf I change the 'netbios name = VIPER' to JOKER
> > and I also want the old name to be seen as well. To do this
> > I create a netbios aliases = VIPER.
> > 
> > I then stop and start samba, but the aliases is not working.
> > 
> > Is this because the IP address of VIPER is still on the old
> > server and being used?
> > 
> > Does the aliases name have to be a valid system name or can it
> > be any made up name? I did this as a made up name and it did not work.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
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