[Samba] adding server aliases after joining to a domain

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Nov 22 11:05:12 UTC 2022

On 22/11/2022 10:13, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
> Hi!
> I've added a second name for a server, after it has been successfully 
> joined to the
> domain.  But how to configure it so it knows its own secondary name(s) 
> and request
> kerberos ticket for it?
> [2022/11/22 13:07:53.558416,  1] 
> ../../source3/librpc/crypto/gse.c:695(gse_get_server_auth_token)
>    gss_accept_sec_context failed with [ Miscellaneous failure (see 
> text): Failed to find cifs/FS at TLS.MSK.RU(kvno 2) in keytab 
> MEMORY:cifs_srv_keytab (arcfour-hmac-md5)]
> This is server named SVFSP, with an alias FS (File Server).
> I remember this can be done at the time of join when smb.conf
> has netbios aliases = FS line.  But how to add it after the
> join?
> BTW, can there be several FSes in the same domain?
> Thanks,
> /mjt

Using 'netbios aliases' went out with NT4-style domains, you now need to 
use a CNAME.

You can add one with samba-tool:

samba-tool dns add <server> <zone> <name> CNAME fqdn_string -U Administrator


<server> is the DC to carry out the modification on.
<zone> is the AD dns domain
<name> is the Alias (what you are are calling the 'netbios alias')
fqdn_string is the fully qualified name that you want the CNAME to point to.


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