Win95 clients not logging in to Samba

Luke Leighton lkcl at
Tue Aug 26 15:54:24 GMT 1997

ok - smbd's shouldn't exit under 1.9.16p11, either.  if they do, then 
i'd like to know how!  the \\%L\HOMES connection in password.c, and 
the \\%L\homes later in the code, you will need to change to \\%L\%U, 
if you want to stick with 1.9.16p11.

basically, you should never refer to \\%L\HOMES in a profile path: it 
should always be \\%L\%U.


From:  Rob Naccarato[SMTP:rob.naccarato at]
Sent:  Tuesday, August 26, 1997 3:56 PM
To:  Luke Leighton
Cc:  samba at
Subject:  Re: Win95 clients not logging in to Samba

> when the second user logs in, the [homes] share will still be 
> to the old users' directory, except that they won't be able to 
> any of that user's files because smbd will have done a setuid() to 
> new user.
> we'll be looking into this, to find a solution: if nothing else, 
> 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 
> rob, are you using the current default of "logon path = 

Well, I guess so.  We've decided to go back to 1.9.16p11 because of 
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 
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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