[PATCH] Terminal Profile Path settings

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Feb 27 07:54:06 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 01:39, Yohann Fourteau wrote:
> Hi,
> In a Terminal Server environment, there are two profile paths :
> - the classic profile path 
> - the profile path for the TSE 
> Samba in its PDC role knows only the first one.
> I've made a workarround for the ldap backend.
> With two new directives in the configuration :
> terminal servers
> terminal logon path
> And a new attribut in the LDAP samba account : 
> sambaTerminalProfilePath
> It's not an implementation of the microsoft terminalprofilepath setting
> just a workarround to have a different profile path on terminal servers.
> If the client machine is in the "terminal servers" list, the profile path
> is taken from the sambaTerminalProfilePath attribut of the ldap samba account
> or in the "terminal logon path" setting by default (and not from the 
> sambaProfilePath or the "logon path" setting).
> I know it's not the microsoft behaviour but I have terminal servers and without
> that patch I can't use Samba (I have no roaming profiles for workstation users
> and for the same users I have a Citrix environnement with a profile...).

Why can't we just implement what microsoft uses?  Why should we need to
'detect' that a user is on the terminal server, and how do you consider
the implications of managing these users *from* a terminal server?  (the
normal profile path would not be displayed).  

Finally, making decisions based on the current user, remote machine etc
inside passdb makes it really badly behaved - just because a global
variable is there, doesn't mean we should use it...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org     http://build.samba.org     http://hawkerc.net
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