Adding a feature to the smbd

Thomas Langås tlan at
Sun Jan 21 17:23:56 GMT 2001

Simo Sorce:
> Yes, I've forgotten to say "if you have not too much IPs" ;)                                                             
> I've also been employed in such a network (in an Italian university) and                                                 
> it is not so enjoyable to have hundreds of symlinks.                                                                     

No, it isn't :-)

> Another way I'm thinking of is to have a different samba configuration for                                               
> every lab maybe using netbios aliases, this way every lab may have it's                                                  
> own shares and profiles. But this really depend on your configuration and,                                               
> may be, not suitable.                                                                                                    

We're gonna use this patch for profile shares, and we have a central
userdatabase with _all_ students (roughly 20000) and _all_ employees (don't
know the exact number there), and we set the profile-directory there as
something like:

Then, this is set on each client computer. And now, that we're having
profiles over samba this becomes:

So up untill now, we've been doing this like this:

Where profilxxx was for each lab. This isn't actually a very good solution
since we need to maintain a lot of shares. This is when I thought of giving
samba the ability of a dynamic-share, which resulted in the patch. So after
the weekend we're gonna start using this:


Where the [profiles]-share will be a dynamic share.


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