Home directories, Samba 4, what am I doing wrong?

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Nov 8 08:18:15 MST 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-08 at 09:54 -0500, Peter Clark wrote:
> >> [homes]
> >>         comment = Home Directories
> >>         path = /home
> >>         read only = No
> > Should the "path" be "path=/home/%u" ?
> If I do that I can't access the folders (Windows gives a 'cant find'
> error when browsing into the displayed 'homes' folder, and some
> 800xxxxx series error).

Does the home directory for the user exist?  "/home/fred" for example.

> >> in my smb.conf
> >> However, the only files that show up in the share after going into the 
> >> folder are files that are world readable on the server.  Anything 
> >> that's only user.user rwx-rwx---- style permissions don't show up in the browser.
> >> Copying files over to the share results in owner UID 3000009 GID users.  
> > If you do a "getent passwd | grep 3000009" do you see a user? [is winbind configured on the S4 host?]
> There is no user with that UID on the Unix server.  

On the S4 server?

> All users are under 1000 except for one UID for postfix which is 5000.

Samba will idmap the CIF/SMB users to POSIX ids.  So if you authenticate
as 'fred' a UID is generated [and stored] for fred.

> I don't see a smbd or nmbd process running if that's what you're asking.

With Samba4 the process is "samba".

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