[Samba] Winbind. making home directory on the fly

John Simovic jsimovic at rydesc-h.schools.nsw.edu.au
Mon Apr 28 21:55:32 GMT 2003

What if I have home directories already on a Windows server and want to export that directory to a unix mount point. Is this possible with some sort of NFS for Windows program?

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From:	Buchan Milne [mailto:bgmilne at cae.co.za]
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> I have an issue where samba/winbind is not creating the home diretcory 
> on the fly,
> Is there anything I need to do other than have the line
> template homedir = /home/%D/%U ?

That just defines what the home directory will be. If you want to have 
home directories made for you, use pam_mkhomedir.so either in your stack 
(ie system-auth) or in the service you want to allow to make home 

Look in packaging/Mandrake/system-auth-winbind.pamd in the source dist for 
an example (on Mandrake you can copy this file over 
/etc/pam.d/system-auth, for RH you may have to make adjustments).

Done for you if you choose "Windows Domain" authentication in Mandrake 9.0 
or 9.1


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