[Samba] Limit on name size for cloned home directories?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Aug 30 02:14:56 GMT 2002

Crystal Morillo wrote:
> hello,
> I'm running Samba 2.2.5 and we recently went through a user login format
> change. We have the "security = user" option and when the home
> directories are cloned with the username (firstname.lastname), only
> those users with less than 12 characters in their login are able to
> click on their user named folder.
> The temporary work around is to have long-named users click on the
> "homes" share, which opens directly to their home folder.
> Is there any way to either
> 1) only have "Homes" show up and not have it clone the user home
> directory or
> 2) Edit some configuration preference somewhere to increase the length
> of the folder name it can clone?

This is a limitation of NT/Win2k when talking to a non-unicode server. 
Samba 3.0 alpha (aka Samba HEAD) is fully unicode in this respect, and
should allow you to do this.

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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