Samba caching directory handles? (Writes to incorrect home dir)

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue May 15 15:05:45 GMT 2001

At 08:58 AM 5/15/01 -0500, Gerald Carter wrote:
>On Tue, 15 May 2001 08:03:52 Richard Sharpe wrote:

Hmmm, I was commenting on something that Andrew said :-)

>> > 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.
>> If we do this, we should give people lots of warning.
>	[%u]
>		path = %H
>suffer from the same problems?

I would think so, because the issue seems to be that NT caches connections
by name, so people should avoid using \\server\homes ...

Hopefully we would still support the [homes] section in the smb.conf file
as a short hand way of defining a share for all users. 

>Cheers, jerry

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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