[Samba] Is %U in msdfs root share broken in 3.0.2?

Helen Nulty hnulty at email.unc.edu
Fri May 7 21:32:58 GMT 2004

Any thoughts on this?

With samba 2.2.8a on solaris 8 we greated an msdfs root for all users 
like so:
       comment = Individual User Shared Spaces
       path = /home/%U/share
       msdfs root = Yes

Then under this share folder, we put all the links to other shares that 
they needed.
list of /usr0/<userid>/share:
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         19 Dec 10 16:00 hbhe_share -> 
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         25 Dec 10 16:00 my_files -> 
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         23 Dec  8 16:43 flash_applications 
-> msdfs:maximus\FlashApps
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         27 Jul 11  2003 my_my_files -> 
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         18 May 21  2003 iis_share -> 
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         19 May 21  2003 
veritas_netbackup_pro -> msdfs:sph1\vnbp_pro

Now, with RedHat Linux AS version 3 this scheme does not work.  Whenever 
we try to access
one of the links under /usr0/<userid>/share we get a pop-up message that 
"H:myfiles refers to a location that is unavailable.  It could be on a 
harddrive on this computer..." etc.

smbd.log at level 10 and smb.conf attached to an earlier message that is 
being held by moderator because file is too big!

We will appreciate any insights.


Helen P. Nulty
Computer Systems Administrator
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
221 Rosenau Hall, CB# 7400
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7400

PH:  919-966-9136
Fax:  919-966-7141
Helen_Nulty at unc.edu

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