[Samba] Alias Name for new server

cn at brain-biotech.de cn at brain-biotech.de
Tue Aug 31 09:31:35 UTC 2021

Hi Luis and Goedemorgen and thanks for the feedback.

On 31.08.21 09:39, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:

>> in smb.conf
>> netbios aliases = "old name"
> Not needed, leave it out.

>> a CNAME pointing to "old name" in DNS
> Yes, after you removed the old server A + PTR from the AD and DNS.
> Add the CNAME for the server.

done that
>> a SPN in AD pointing to "host/OLDNAME at REALM:NET"
> Not needed, the CNAME resolve to the A-PTR thats fine.

Tried that. Works in Windows Explorer (I also want the Samba Fileserver 
to accessible with the Alias).
But it does not work with smbclient -k on Linux. There I need an SPN of 
"cifs/OLDNAME at REALM.NET" but then it works.



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