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

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue May 15 16:30:55 GMT 2001

On Tue, 15 May 2001, James Sutherland wrote:

> Yep: the problem arises when \\server\homes is suddenly a different share
> under the same name. Change the name as well - by using
> \\server\%USERNAME% - and it's fine. That's how MS do it...

So we can start to phase out homes and tell people to define a share
called [%u].  There is one problem with this though.  Windows 9x clients
do not have %USERNAME%.  Can we get around this via 'net use h: /home'?
We need this type of generic support for logon scripts.

Cheers, jerry
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