Samba4 Beta Test Results

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Sep 5 01:14:34 MDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-09-04 at 12:16 +0200, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Am 04.09.2012 07:35, schrieb Zane Zakraisek:
> > The only thing that I
> > had trouble with was a share that I named "homes" (without quotes).
> Add
> [homes]
>         read only = No
> (nothing else is required) to your smb.conf and restart.
> BUT: The users need to have a value in their "homeDirectory" attribute,
> pointing to the path (like "/home/muehlfeld").

Actually, we don't use that value in the AD DC.  I know it is much
asked-for, but it's just not used yet. 

> The easiest thing is, to have the home shares on a s3 server, where you get 
> the user information via winbind and "template homedir = /home/%U" in smb.conf 
> Then you don't need to have the homeDirectory Attribute filled.

The default is 

template homedir = /home/%WORKGROUP%/%ACCOUNTNAME%

You can of course change this.  It is equivilent to the default in Samba
3.6 and in the winbindd binary of:
	template homedir = /home/%D/%U

> Maybe it's a good idea if somebody with write access to the wiki could add 
> some information about s4 and homes to it. This question was often asked in 
> the past.
> Regards,
> Marc

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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