AW: [Samba] Home shares staying (NT4)

Spickenreither Florian florian.spickenreither at
Thu Feb 14 04:55:05 GMT 2002

Hi !

I experienced the same problem and the problem is not (or not only)
caused by Samba. To avoid other user´s home directories to be available
to users logging onto the same machine later, you have to take care of
the permissions under /home/

The owner of the home directories should be either username.username or
username.users. The permissions set for each home directory should be
700 or even better 2700.

You have to take care of the settings in smb.conf, too ! The smb.conf
settings you can find when you follow the link you submitted need to be
modified. This is what the section [HOMES] should look alike:

        comment                 = Home directories
        browseable              = no
        writeable               = yes
        create mask             = 0700
        directory mask          = 0700
	  # or if you prefer      = 2700
        public                  = no

I hope this will solve your problem. By the way, this behaviour ist
platform independent - it appears with any Windows version, even with
Win 98/Me with activated user management.

With best regards to the Samba community,


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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at] Im
Auftrag von Deryk Robosson
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2002 09:00
An: samba at
Betreff: [Samba] Home shares staying (NT4)

I am having the same trouble with automatically mounted home shares with
samba 2.2.1a (PDC, domain logins, roaming profiles) and NT4WS sp6a.  If
I login as one user, logout, then login as another, I can view the
previous users home share as well as my newly logged in users home share
(lather, rinse, repeat...).  The NT box has a machine account, domain
logins work, profiles work, login scripts work..everything is just as
expected except for the multiple home shares issue.  I've also got Win9x
boxes logging into the domain and login scripts set for them and they do
not have this trouble (yes, I know there are differences between the two
OS's and the way they work :))

The following link is to the person who'd originally has the same
problem I've got at the moment but alas I've not yet been able to find a
solution by searching the archives or my samba book.

Deryk Robosson

Robosson Business Services
22 Flemington Street
Albany, WA  6330
ABN: 56 728 377 499
Phone: +61 4 0842 9835 Email: deryk at

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