[Samba] Share names causing big troubles

Jamie McParland jamie at listserv.newberg.k12.or.us
Tue Oct 15 18:55:01 GMT 2002

Not a bad idea. Problem is we have kids sharing all the computers so we
can't be mapping their home dirs to a drive letter. We could map the "homes"
share but then we still have the problem of all the 3000 folders showing up
and you have to dig through them for yours.

It would work If we had profiles going but I gotta get this working befroe I
can even think about getting into that mess HAHA!

- Jamie  

On 10/15/02 10:30 AM, "hongwei at morpheus.wustl.edu"
<hongwei at morpheus.wustl.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> Did you try to let any student mount a drive say x: to
> //sambaserver/homes? Then, it will automatically point to his home
> directory without knowing the real directory's name.
> Just a thought, may or may not work.
> Hongwei
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002 09:56:42 -0700 Jamie McParland wrote:
>> I work for a school dist, and I am having a bit of trouble with the
>> "Student
>> Server" We have about 3000 students all with their own accounts. I had the
>> samba server setup to share their home directories but their home
>> directories are the same as their login name. So jamie.mcparland
>> would be an
>> example of a share name. But in Win 9X it gets truncated to jamie.mcparla
>> then we get the error that the share does not exist.
>> I understand that Win 9X can't handle names longer than 13 chars. So
>> I'm sure some of you have had this problem as well. How did you deal with
>> it? I really don't want to regenerate the accounts.
>> I was thinking about just setting the student directory as a share
>> point but
>> and chmoding all the actual student directories to 700. This works and
>> students only have access to their own directory BUT you have to look
>> through 3000 folders to find your home folder and that¹s not a good thing.
>> Is their anywat I can hide the other users folders from the logged in
>> user.
>> IE when you click on the student share and your logged in as
>> jamie.mcparland
>> you only see your jamie.mcparland folder?
>> Our setup is Samba 2.25 and RH 7.3
>> Thanks
>> Jamie McParland
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