[Samba] Home share mapping

Auleta, Michael michael.auleta at boeing.com
Fri Feb 8 12:19:02 GMT 2002

The clients are both Win2K PC's and Windows Terminal Server running NT4.  I
have some Macs runing Dave, but they haven't been tested yet.  I just ran a
truss, and the user id shows up alright, but the group id shows up as -1.  I
see a stat64 function that returns /home/users/groupname/username, then a
few lines later I see another stat64 function that returns 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Algier [mailto:gaa at ulticom.com]
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 2:41 PM
To: Auleta, Michael
Cc: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: [Samba] Home share mapping


Are the clients running Win2k?  Can you trace the running smbd process?
This looks like my problem.  With Win2k the macros %u and %U seem to
be intepretted as "nobody" in some situations.  Nothging shows in the
log to indicate this, however, hence the need to run "truss" (or strace,
etc.) on the running smbd.

Auleta, Michael wrote:

> I've been looking at Samba version 2.2.3 & 2.2.3a and I'm coming across an
> issue I haven't seen with my previous installations.  If I create a home
> share with a path defined as /home/users/%g/%u in versions 2.0.6 & 2.2.2
> (the ones I have experience with), the home share can be mapped.  If I do
> the same with 2.2.3* I get an error "The Network Name Cannot be Found".
> Other shares can be mapped, and if I browse the server, the home directory
> share does not show up.  If I remove the path definition from the home
> and restart Samba, the share shows up again, and is able to be mapped.
> using domain security with a users.map file under Solaris 8.
> Mike

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