Samba caching directory handles? (Writes to incorrect home dir)
davecb at canada.sun.com
Tue May 15 14:18:58 GMT 2001
Andrew Tridgell wrote:
> don't use \\server\homes, use \\server\USERNAME instead. NT caches
> connections by share name. It does this even *after* the user logs off
> the client. You can only tell its happening by looking in smbstatus
> and seeing that the client has kept the connection open.
> I wonder, should we bight the bullet and finally get rid of
> \\server\homes ? It will break a lot of systems, but it will also save
> a lot of anguish.
Announce the change and then phase it out over N versions.
2.1 announce it's doomed, add warning mesage
to log if it's used
2.2 require a specific new option, refer
users to a how-to on how not to (;-))
2.3 require --with-homes and the new option
2.5 drop --with-homes
This assumes 2.even are production releases, 2.odd
are development releases, and you want maximum notice
to users. Minimum would require --with-homes in 2.1.x
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