[Samba] Access shares from DNS alias

Valentin Cheche valentin at cheche.ro
Mon Mar 10 04:20:57 MDT 2014

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 7:01 AM, Chan Min Wai <dcmwai at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Valentin,
> I believe it should be a DHCP Server
> there is should be a dns default domain/search domain.
> That should be Your domain "timco.int"
> so when you type file -- it will goto file.timco.int
> of course you can also use the netbios alias like below.

   As I said, DNS is working, I could access the server and list the
shares, it is the accessing of the shares that was not allowed when
done via a FQDN other than dc0.timco.int.
My current DNS setup is as bellow:
GW DNS (handles internally the oldtim.local suffix, forwards unknown upstream)
DC0 DNS (handles internally the new timco.int domain, forwards unknown upstream)
Workstations (DHCP hands DNS servers for WS in the following order: DC0, GW)

    While I know the netbios alias is not really  the "cleanest" way
of handling my issue, it is the simplest, it fits the purpose and it
works without flaws.
Plus, this is a temporary migration step so I don't mind it for a few
weeks until I homogenize the environment.

    I'm curious if there is another way to solve this without the
netbios line. Something like the solution for MS Server here (which I
first tried and didn't work out):


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