homes share and logon path
miker at incanta.net
Mon May 7 16:20:39 GMT 2001
Here is how I solved this problem:
logon path = \\%N\profiles
logon drive = h:
logon home = \\home_dir_server\%U
path = /home/%U/profile
read only = No
guest ok = No
browseable = no
Then create the profile directory in each home dir (/home/*). %U is
reinterpreted each time windows connects to samba, and samba is doing the
translation, so windows isn't involved. To simplify admin, I am NFS mounting
/home from home_dir_server so that the users profile is in his global unix
home directory. And as far as I know, the [homes] shares are the only shares
that hangs around. NOTE: your windows and unix usernames must be exactly
the same, including case, for this to work.
Senior Unix Administrator
On Saturday 05 May 2001 23:59, you mumbled homes share and logon path:
> The Smamba 2.2 PDC FAQ says it is bad to set "logon path =
> \\%N\%U\profile" in smb.conf, because sometimes Windows clients will
> maintain a connection the \\homes\ share after the user has logged out.
> I'm just trying to understand this. When /does/ Windows drop a
> share? Setting up a [profiles] share as /home/%U/ would suffer the same
> problem I take it? And the trick, then, is appending %U to a shared
> share (so to speak), not making %U part of the share itself. Correct?
> I would really like to keep /home/<username> a one stop shop for a
> person's stuff, including roaming profile data. Is there a good way
> to do this? A [myhomes] share pointing to /home, and "logon path =
> \\%N\myhomes\%U" perhaps? Yes/No/Maybe So?
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