Win95 clients not logging in to Samba

Rob Naccarato rob.naccarato at
Tue Aug 26 14:55:42 GMT 1997

> when the second user logs in, the [homes] share will still be pointing 
> to the old users' directory, except that they won't be able to access 
> any of that user's files because smbd will have done a setuid() to the 
> new user.
> we'll be looking into this, to find a solution: if nothing else, we'll 
> have to enforce "browseable = no" on the [homes] share, which will 
> catch everyone out who is using it ("i'm trying to use roaming 
> profiles and i can't get it to work") but at least when "logon path = 
> \\%L\%U\profile" (which i will suggest be made the default, for 
> compatibility with both NT and w95) instead of "logon path = 
> \\%L\HOMES\profile" no-one will get caught out by the above problem.
> rob, are you using the current default of "logon path = \\%L\HOMES"?

Well, I guess so.  We've decided to go back to 1.9.16p11 because of the
smbd's not exiting in 1.9.17aplha5.  Anyways, with 1.9.16p11, we've
had to add Simeon Walker's NIS patches and I've noticed that in
the logs, Samba will connect the user to \\%L\HOMES.  Hmmm.  How can I
fix this properly in ipc.c?

Rob Naccarato           "I know I'm a lot of feathers,
Sys Admin               but not much chicken."
Sheridan College                         -KM
Oakville, Ont. Canada

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