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    Can Samba listen for more than one name?

    I would like to know if it is possible to make samba listen to more than one name. Can I just add multiple netbios name definitions to smb.conf?

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    Linux Enthusiast KenJackson's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Maryland, USA
    Are you using Samba as a server or client? If as a server, then look at this from man smb.conf:
    %L   the NetBIOS name of the server.  This allows you to change your
         config based on what the client calls you.  Your server can have
         a ``dual personality''.
    For the client, I would expect it to be just a DNS thing. Though I'm interested in hearing any other angles on that.

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    yes I've found that in man bash but I don't see how a variable substitution can give you a dual personality. The config still has to be written which means the shares still have to be visible to everybody that does \\machinename or \\aliasname. What I want is for the name the machine is accessed by to change the shares that are visible/available.

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