mapping at /home level

Bill Moran wmoran at
Thu Oct 25 07:44:05 GMT 2001

On Thursday 25 October 2001 09:21, Maurice Lafleur wrote:
> The linux box has a /home main folder where all the users home folders
> are kept. The box is part of a domain and is relying on the PDC for
> authentication. Users can map (using a right-click on My Netwsork Places
> and selecting the appropriate server and share). It works but the mapped
> drive points the entire /home folder. Users can only see their own
> drive, but the mapping still maps at the /home level. How do I get the
> server to map at the /home/username level?

The [homes] share has worked for me.
If you have UNIX users on the samba box that match the NT domain users,
then samba should automagically create a share when the user authenticates,
however, since you're auth from a PDC, that information might not be available,
in which case, something like:

path = /home/$S

in the [homes] section should work (assuming the NT usernames match the
names of the home directories)
Try [homes] without that line first to see if it works.  And read the section in the
man page for smb.conf on this, it's very informative.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology technical services
(412) 793-4257

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