using samba to serve the whole tree of home directories

Joseph DiPerna jdiperna2000 at
Tue Nov 20 03:54:03 GMT 2001

I'm trying to use samba to serve a number of home
directories to other samba Linux clients on my

ie.  I have a set of client machines that want to use
the /home directory that my samba server will provide

I thought I could set up a share that goes something
like this

        path = /home
        writable = true

On a client machine, I smbmount //myserver/homedirs
/home successfully, but the permissions are not what I

I expected to see something like

drwxrwxrwx    3 capdx    capdx        4096 Nov 19
15:26 capdx
drwx------    2 carol    carol        4096 Nov 20
14:36 carol
drwx------   11 jdiperna jdiperna     4096 Nov 19
19:05 jdiperna

but instead I'm seeing

drwxrwxr-x    1 root     root          512 Nov 19
15:26 capdx
drwxrwxr-x    1 root     root          512 Nov 20
14:36 carol
drwxrwxr-x    1 root     root          512 Nov 19
19:05 jdiperna

I want the permissions to be the same as they are on
the server.

Any clues would be very much appreciated.

jdiperna at

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