[Samba] using aliases for samba servers in an AD

Michael Tokarev mjt at tls.msk.ru
Fri Feb 18 13:23:39 UTC 2022

18.02.2022 16:17, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
>> I dunno why smbclient does not complain about server's own name (tsrv
>> in our case).
> Because this is one alias that does work with AD, the SPN 'HOST/fqdn'
> is an alias for a long list of others, among which is 'CIFS/fqdn'.

I wonder which question did you try to answer. smbclient does not
require CIFS/hostname SPN, connection to //hostname just works.

>                                    I
> haven't tried it, but adding 'HOST/$CNAME' SPN to the computers object
> that the CNAME points to, will probably work.

No, HOST/CNAME and HOST/CNAME.domain has been there since the beginning,
yet smbclient didn't work without CIFS/*.


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