[Samba] good solution for "automount" homes

Yura Pismerov ypismerov at tucows.com
Mon Oct 14 17:04:01 GMT 2002

logon script that will touch something in the user home ?

"Schoep, Grant @ STORM" wrote:
> All,
>         On our main file server, all our home directorys are automount
> points. So /home isn't a real filesystem area, it points to a bunch of
> different home areas based on the auto.direct table. Example:
> /home/user1  mounts from --> /export/home1/user1
> /home/user2  mounts from --> /export/home2/user2
> /home/user3  mounts from --> /export/home2/user3
> /home/user4  mounts from --> /export/home3/user4
> I could explain more but I am sure most everyone knows how automount works
> in basic...
> Ok, so I want to do a read share out for all the users home areas... I could
> just set up a share one /home, but then since its an automount, /home/user1
> wouldn't show up until user1 did something on the file server that keyed the
> automounter to kick in.
> Is there a way to have samba cause the automounter to kick in and mount it?
> I was actually suprised it didn't in the first place, but maybe its due to
> the way explorer browses, meaning it determintes that the path doesn't exist
> and doesn't even try to do it.
> -grant
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