Some funny profiles problems with Win95 and Samba 2.0.6

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Fri Jan 14 06:00:30 GMT 2000


At 06:53 PM 1/15/00 +1100, Giulio Orsero wrote:
>On Sat, 15 Jan 2000 17:40:51 +1100, hai scritto:
>>I have noticed some funnies with Samba 2.0.6 and Win95 and profiles ...
>>I have logon path = \\$L\profiles
>samba < 2.0.6
>if you use a "logon  path" outside of the home share then "net use h:
>/home" will incorrectly map to the profile share instead of the home
>"net use h: /home" works perfectly but "logon path" is ignored if you
>use a path outside of the home share.

Sorry, I can't agree with this.  No matter what I have in 'logon path'
(which I currently have set to \\%L\%U\profile), the profile info gets
dumped in the user's home directory ... 

>It's just 2 lines of code in ipc.c, that changed between 2.0.5 and
>2.0.6, that cause this.

Well, it may be two lines of code, but looking at the actual on-the-wire
transactions suggests that Samba's current behaviour is correct.

>It's said that samba-2.0.7 will fix both issues.

Hmm, that will be interesting ...

>giulioo at

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