[Samba] Access to sharing by hostname but not by its IP

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jul 25 11:13:17 UTC 2017

On Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:56:52 +0200
Marc-Henri Pamiseux via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Well, it's time for a checkpoint...
> Andrew Bartlett, in another thread on this list, give another
> approach : "Because Kerberos can't be done to an IP address."
> And this link from Microsoft too :
> https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/322979/kerberos-is-not-used-when-you-connect-to-smb-shares-by-using-ip-addres
> By the way, "IP addresses are not names, so Kerberos is not used" does
> not mean Samba could not connect to IP, but it mean Samba will not use
> Kerberos to do it. Is it only possible ?
> Regards,

As Andrew said, you can only connect to Kerberos by name, not by IP,
but Samba probably should use some other auth method, but because you
were using sssd, it wasn't obvious where the problem lied. Can you
please post your new smb.conf. Can you also tell us what version of
Samba you are using.


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