How-To define an Alias-Name for a given Fileserver

file-sharingnetwork-sharessmb

I'm building a testsystem and want to use the servernames like in the productive environment.
For tcp-traffic i made an entry in the hosts-file but that seems not to work for fileservers (smb).

How may i define an Alias-Name like (\Filer) for my fileserver with IP:192.168.1.2 and Name \testshare in our test-domain?

Best Answer

You need to disable strict name checking on the server. If you have a DNS server on your test domain, you can add a CNAME instead of editing the host files.