Machine name alias with Samba

Posted on 2000-03-16
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I need to have an existing linux ( RedHat 6.1 ) machine running Samba take on the printserver functions of an NT 4.0 machine which is being removed. To save all the users having to change their printer information I would like the linux machine to have the name of the NT box as an alias, it's existing name is already used for some printserver functions.
how do I do this ?
Question by:pinguru
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jlevie earned 50 total points
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Nope. You can set the Linux box to have the name, but you can't have that name as an alias. Also the Linux box can't take on that name as long as the other machine exists on the network.

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In additional, I have to say :
You can adjust netbios name in smb.conf by this:

workgroup = SERVERS
netbios name = PRINTER

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Well right, but "PRINTER" as a netbios name can't be assigned to any other host in the netbios namespace.

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ID: 2632883
Is "PRINTER" reserved word ?

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