[Samba] Dual ethernet server on the same LAN

Nikolay Kabaivanov ntk at ru.acad.bg
Wed May 4 07:22:17 GMT 2005

I have Fedora Core 3 linux and Samba 3.0.14a  on a server that has 2 
ethernet interfaces connected to the same LAN. The purpose to have such 
a server with 2 network cards is to serve 2 network shares with high 
traffic. I want the first share to be accessed trough the first network 
card (named drone.domain.com) and the second share trough the second 
card (named probe.domain.com). My DNS works correctly.
The problem I see is that I can't designate the second card to be 
"bound" to the netbios name of "probe" and in this way, my clients to 
make connections on this second network interface, for example 

If I use this global setting  " netbios aliases = probe  "
the name "probe" is bound like a second name for the first card, which 
already has netbios name "drone" associated with it.
Without "netbios aliases=probe"  nmblookup command can't find any 
information about netbios name "probe".
I tried to make the following permanent mapping: netbios name <--> IP in 
wins.dat file but it desappears after a few seconds.
Does anyone has any idea how I or samba could announce it's Netbios name 
which is on the second LAN card ?

10x in advance

Best regards
Nikolay Kabaivanov, ntk at ru.acad.bg
University of Rousse, Bulgaria

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