[Samba] Hostname or alias question

Avron Gray agray at aeso.ca
Fri Apr 3 15:29:15 GMT 2009

Rephrasing my original question...

I have a Red Hat host:
Hostname - snswiki.domain.com
I have samba 3.3.3 installed using ADS for authentication

How can I make this host be available to Windows users as a different

Actual hostname   \\snswiki\docs
AND Also Known As
Alias hostname    \\webservice\cocs

Any suggestions that you can provide, would be great. This is similar to
a question that I asked in January, but still do not have a solution.
Prior to upgrade, a DNS alias provided this functionality. The security
model does not seem to support it, but that does not change it's

Just looking for ideas, folks...

Here's my smb.conf:

realm                = DOMAIN.COM
security             = ADS
workgroup            = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords    = yes
server string        = %h Samba %v
smb ports            = 445
disable netbios      = yes
name resolve order   = host
idmap uid            = 10000-20000
idmap gid            = 10000-20000
log file             = /var/log/samba/samba_log.%m
log level            = 2
include = /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf.%h

- Avron

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