[Samba] A user named homes and homedir mounting

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Sep 6 22:09:01 GMT 2002

Ben Vaughan wrote:
> I run a pretty large network, we have plenty of users.  Most of our users
> have their windows home directories on Samba servers.
> One of these many users has the username "homes".
> This user is unable to map their home directory (\\sambaserver\homes).
> It seems that this could be a conflict between the "homes" share definition
> and his username and samba getting confused.

Indeed, samba would get very confused.

> Could this be a bug or unchecked special case in samba?  Has anyone else
> seen this behavior?

The 'homes' share can be renamed at compile time, see include/local.h.  

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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