Drive namings...

Hall, Ken (ECCS) KeHall at
Tue May 18 13:11:00 GMT 1999

On this topic, maybe someone can explain a behavior to me.  I've read the
docs and I can't find a sensible explanation for it.

I set up a [HOMES] section, each user has a home directory, and in the logon
script I have:


I'm almost sure this worked during testing so that my home directory
(/home/ken) got mapped to U:

What's happening, however, is that the [PROFILES] share is being mapped to
U:.  I've had to add specific commands to make sure the home directory is
mapped to U, and now the command "NET USE P: /HOME" maps to [PROFILES].

Is this the way it's supposed to behave?

It's Samba 2.0.3 on Redhat 5.2.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Paul L. Lussier [SMTP:plussier at]
> Sent:	Monday, May 17, 1999 5:50 PM
> To:	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject:	Re: Drive namings... 
> You probably want to look at the logon script stuff and use roaming
> profiles.
> Setting up Samba to map a users home directory to a drive letter can be
> done
> using the [homes] section in the smb.conf.  Additionally, the '%'
> variables
> (specifically %U, I think) will come in handy for this.
> Read the docs that come with Samba and get John Blair's book as well.
> HTH,
> -- 
> Seeya,
> Paul
> ----
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