NT hates Samba ??!?

Roman, James (J.D.) jroman6 at ford.com
Tue Feb 20 16:44:40 GMT 2001

A possible fix.

If you are using Roaming Profiles.....
The most common cause of this problem is a poor logon path.  (See the logon
path section of the smb.conf manpage.)  Make sure that you are not storing
profiles in the HOMES Share...at all...period. I find it's best to create an
entirely separate share (names PROFILES, for example) that has no relation
to the HOMES share directory path on the Unix server.  
	comment = Home Directories
	read-only = No
	browsable = No

	comment = User Profiles
	path = /profiles  # the point is not in /home/anything
	browsable = no

logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U  # \\servername\profiles\username

Note that samba will not create the user directory in the profiles share for
you. I ran into some problems initially with this so I added a few lines to
my adduser script to also create a directory in the /profiles directory that
the user owned and only the user had write access to (like the user's home
directory permissions). In this case, since you only have four users, you
could manually set up the directories in the profile path.

This is what I remember off the top of my head.  There may be some
additional issues as well. If this you're not using profiles, or it doesn't
fix the problem. Write back and I'll see what else I changed to fix this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jansen, Eric [mailto:Eric_Jansen at cdillc.com]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 4:54 PM
To: 'McEldowney, Michael'; 'Sagar Behere'; samba at us5.samba.org
Subject: RE: NT hates Samba ??!?

I think the problem is that samba looks at the systemname, not the logon

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McEldowney, Michael [mailto:MMcEldowney at deltaregional.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 4:56 PM
> To: 'Sagar Behere'; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: RE: NT hates Samba ??!?
> From the scenario you have listed, both user A and user B are logging
> into the system as user "se".  How is the system supposed to know them
> apart if they log in with the same username????????
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sagar Behere [mailto:sagar_behere at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 8:01 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: NT hates Samba ??!?
> Hello there,
>             While fiddling about with the system,I
> have noticed the following problem.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> We have some NT machines on our network.It is a 10
> user pack.There are 5 current user accounts on each
> system.
> fe,se,te,be and of course,administrator.
> All the 1st year students log in as fe.All the 2nd
> year students log in as se and so on....
> I have made a shortcut to the samba server on the
> desktop.Let's say a user ( we will call him `A') logs
> in as se .He sees the shortcut (renamed "home" )on the
> desktop.When he clicks on it,he is asked for his
> username and passwd.After it is authorised,he can see
> **only** his home directory,nothing else.
>       Now,after he logs out,we are again presented
> with a "press ctrl+alt+delete to login "
> prompt.Now,assume a second user `B' logs in again as
> se.Again he will see the "home" shortcut on the
> desktop.When he clicks on it,he is again asked for the
> username and passwd.
> After `B' is authenticated,he should IDEALLY see
> **only** his home directory.NOTHING ELSE.But this
> doesn't happen.What happens on my network is,he CAN
> see the home directory of the previous user `A' who
> has logged in before him,and then logged out again.And
> he can browse it too.
>    So a user from the se account (well it is true for
> all users on the other accounts too) can surf the home
> directories of the users who had logged in before
> him.And that is a definite bother :(((
> ------------------------------------------------------
>        My guess is that samba is not terminating the
> session when the user `A' logs out, 'coz when I check
> the number of active sessions, I can see two ( A's and
> B's ),even after `A' has logged out,and `B' has logged
> in.But this is just a wild guess,I really don't know.
>      So do see if you understand what is happening,and
> tell me about any ideas/solutions/suggestions you
> might have.
>  Sagar        
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