[Samba] Share names causing big troubles

Jamie McParland jamie at listserv.newberg.k12.or.us
Tue Oct 15 19:11:01 GMT 2002

Thanks for the quick response.. The phone is literally ringing from a crabby
teacher about this. HA!

I just tried that. 


So my home directory would look like

This is the directory with all the kids folders in it. It shows all the
other kids folders. I chmoded all the kids folders to 700 so a student can
only access their own dir.

I also played with chmoding the students dir. I thought if I set it to 755
they would only see their folder but no such luck. All the folders show up.

On 10/15/02 11:56 AM, "Herb Lewis" <herb at sgi.com> wrote:

> Jamie McParland wrote:
>> Yea I did that but you see the other 2999 students. And you have to look
>> through them all to find your folder. That¹s not gonna fly with the
>> teachers. - Jamie
> I think you misunderstand. I don't mean to share the parent directory
> for the user home directories. Samba has a special share named homes
> that maps to the home directory of the user. If my login name was
> herb, I could map my home as either \\server\herb or \\server\homes
> and get the same directory. This should work to allow you to map
> \\server\homes instead of \\server\jamie.mcparland to get to your
> home directory on samba.

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