Samba share access fails using the hostname when a DNS alias is added for the Samba server with patch 119757-20 and later (Doc ID 1467317.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After installing the Solaris 10 Samba patches 119757-20 or 119757-21, it was reported that access to Samba shares on a system that has both a hostname and alias, (CNAME record in DNS) will fail when the hostname is used.

Access using the alias or IP address will succeed.

On a Windows XP system as a client The Map Network Drive will fail with the dialogs boxes:

Map Network Drive -

 

Changes

 The Solaris 10 Samba Patch 119757-20 and later was installed. This updates Solaris Samba to version 3.5.8 and 3.5.10

 

Cause

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