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

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue May 15 23:12:22 GMT 2001

At 09:30 AM 5/15/01 -0700, Gerald Carter wrote:
>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.

Yes, this should work ... It is even documented somewhere in the various
how-tos. You need to set logon home for Win9X systems.

>Cheers, jerry
>   /\  Gerald (Jerry) Carter                     Professional Services
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