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

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue May 15 14:51:38 GMT 2001

On Wed, 16 May 2001, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> >Does
> >
> >	[%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.

Hmmm...I thought the problem was that the Windows client went "hmm....
I already have a connection to \\server\homes ('cause the second user
is using the same name) so I'll just use that one".  A connection to
\\server\%USERNAME% should be seen as a different share, right?

Cheers, jerry
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