# [Samba] Client access multiple shares with different usernames...

Modulok modulok at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 12:51:28 MST 2013

> This is a limitation in Windows clients and not really a Samba issue.
> (People accessing shares on Windows servers face the same problem.)
> Basically the client can only handle one user name per server name.
> AFAIK there is no elegant workaround for this.
>
> One solution is to access one share via the NetBIOS name and the other
> via a DNS name (e.g. using \\bsd.some.domain\bar) or even the IP
>
> Another solution would be adding NetBIOS aliases to the server and
> accessing different shares with different authentication via
> different aliases.
>
> Kind regards
> Wolfgang Ratzka
>

That's what I was afraid of. I guess its time I look into aliases.

Cheers!
-Modulok-