I am sure there is a simple answer to this one.

I am playing around with CIFS and just wondering why the CIFS name needs
to be different to the Novell NCP server name

for example by default

NCP = Server1
CIFS = Server1-w

1) Can these be changed to be the same? (without any foreseen problems)

2) when setting up DNS name, should the CIFS server name (as it is
different) be a CNAME record or should we fudge it with a A records?

Thanks for any advice