[Samba] how to mount another persons home dir when using [homes]
abartlet at samba.org
Sun Feb 15 04:37:36 GMT 2004
On Sat, 2004-02-14 at 20:35, Heupink, Mourik Jan C. wrote:
> Dear list.
> Using samba 3.0.2, exporting home directories to drives using [homes].
> Suppose this scenario: an employee falls ill. Someone else has to take over
> this persons work. I want to give this NEW person access to the ill person's
> home directory. Homedirectories shares are created at logon time. Meaning
> that the share for the ill person currently does NOT exist (as he or she is
> at home, being ill, and samba has been restarted) so the new person CANNOT
> open the other persons home.
> Is this true..? Or am I missing something..? And what would be a
> workaround..? Tried searching archives, but could find any similar
Firstly, Samba will always honour filesystem permissions. This means
that you would need to change those permissions first.
After that, then you can simply access \\server\sick_puppy much as you
already access \\server\well_person. (You should never use
\\server\homes, always the 'per user' name due to nasty client
Naturally, if you have 'valid users = %S', then this will get in your
Or you could just create a shared folder, and have things that are not
personal/private in there.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org http://build.samba.org http://hawkerc.net
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