[%U] instead of [homes] ?

Rob Naccarato rob.naccarato at sheridanc.on.ca
Wed Nov 26 15:02:29 GMT 1997

I'm trying to implement a [%U] share instead of using [homes].
It turns out that the client cannot connect to the user's
home dir.  What's going on here?

This is from smb.conf:

        comment = Home Directories
        browseable = yes
        create mode = 0750
        path = %H/dos
        guest ok = no
        read only = no
        writable = yes

On the server the logs produce the following:

NIS lookup succeeded
        Home server length: 7
        Allocated 19 bytes for HOMESHR
        User = rob
        UID = 2048
        NIS result = beowulf:/usr/users/rob

        HOMESHR = \\beowulf\rob
Clearing default real name
User name: rob  Real name: Rob
Real name length: 3
Chained message
switch message SMBtconX (pid 1876)
checking for home directory rob gave /usr/users/rob
find_service() failed to find service rob
11/26/97 09:51:44 couldn't find service rob
11/26/97 09:51:44 error packet at line 156 cmd=117 (SMBtconX) eclass=2 ecode=6
error string = Operation would block
end of file from client
Closing connections
11/26/97 09:51:45 Server exit  (normal exit)

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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