[Samba] limitation in the homes share

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Wed Mar 31 13:36:06 GMT 2004

With the standard smb.conf setup:

        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No
        browseable = No

On every machine I have used, you can hit any home share of any user, 
provided you have permission on the unix directory, by manually entering 
the name.  For example, if I have a server called server, and I'm logged 
in as me (pgienger) and want to see the home dir of bobjohnson, I can 
simply type in \\server\bobjohnson and it will show me his home, 
provided I have permissions on that directory.

Unless I'm misunderstanding what you want...

pgs at synerway.com wrote:

>Hello all,
>I'm trying to install Samba in the most convenient way for a
>file-server. This means that I have
>to use the homes share to avoid having to execute a script on the
>samba server each time a user is created on the domain.
>The problem with the homes share is that it creates on-the-fly the
>share of each user that connects to Samba, so a user cannot acess the
>shares of the others. The only problem it brings is that there cannot
>be an administrator who can access the shares of all users with Samba.
>Is there a way to give to the administrator the possibility to access
>the shares of all users with Samba?
>Thank you in advance

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