[Samba] Share names causing big troubles

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Tue Oct 15 19:16:01 GMT 2002

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~ Daniel

jamie at listserv.newberg.k12.or.us wrote:

>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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