[Samba] Help Samba Virtual Servers (Host aliases) configuration problem

Romeyn Prescott prescor at digirom.potsdam.edu
Tue May 18 17:32:55 GMT 2004

I'm replying to this old message just to say that I am trying to do 
the same thing and it's not working.  I have done everything as this 
person has, and no matter which host a Windows box visits, they see 
the same shares.

Is it not possible to set up netbios aliases which each present 
separate shares?


At 4:58 PM +0200 7/8/03, Poletto Davide scribbled:
>I need to create one or more NetBIOS host alias of my unique SAMBA server
>version 2.27 which is running on a RedHat Linux 8.0 box acting as a simple
>file-sharing machine for our WORKGROUP.
>I need that my clients see three differents host more than the real
>I think the scope of virtual server was based on which virtual host I'll
>contact I'll see the relative share: so everyone will see FILESERVER share,
>everyone who conntacts ALIAS1 will see ALIAS1 share (and FILESERVER share
>due to include mechanism...) and so on.
>This is part of my actual "smb.conf" file on /etc/samba directory:
>workgroup = WORKGROUP
>netbios name = FILESERVER
>netbios aliases = ALIAS1 ALIAS2 ALIAS3
>include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%L
>server string = SAMBA %v on %h
>comment = FILESERVER share
>path = /home/share
>printable = no
>writable = yes
>valid users = @filesharing
>write list = @filesharing
>...then I have edited three separate smb.conf.%L (%L substituted with each
>alias NetBIOS name) under /etc/samba directory:
>each of theese configuration files has only a share section (No [global]
>section) with this style:
>smb.conf.ALIAS1 has
>comment = ALIAS1 share
>path = /home/share_alias1
>printable = no
>writable = yes
>valid users = @filesharing
>write list = @filesharing
>smb.conf.ALIAS2 has
>comment = ALIAS2 share
>path = /home/share_alias2
>printable = no
>writable = yes
>valid users = @filesharing
>write list = @filesharing
>and so on for ALIAS3.
>It doesn't work properly because it seems that the variable %L will not
>"set" as it would by the client connect request.
>Each client inside my workgroup see effectively three different hosts
>(virual hosts) ALIAS1, ALIAS2 and ALIAS3 plus the real fileserver FILESERVER
>but if I'll try to connect with ALIAS1 I'll see only the /home/share of
>SHARE and not this one plus/and ALIAS1 /home/share_alias1 of ALIAS1!
>The same if I'll trying to connect to ALIAS2 or ALIAS3...
>It seems that include mechanism doesn't work properly.
>Could anyone help me setting up this configuration files properly?
>Davide Poletto
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