[Samba] Connecting Suse9.2 to Samba shares in a windows
mkelly at victoria.komex.com
Thu Nov 18 19:56:24 GMT 2004
Sounds good. I have looked at the [homes] share in samba but have not
implemented it. I will do some research on that ans await the info from
your smb.conf tomorrow.
>>><joec at aracnet.com> 11/18 9:54 am >>>
Michael Kelly <mkelly at victoria.komex.com> wrote :
>Hi and thank you for your reply,
>I am reasonably knowledgeably about Linux. I tried using fstab as
>a last resort, almost something you know is not going to work, but you
>do it anyway out of frustration.
Yup.. been there done that...
>I will explain a little further.
>The users who will be testing the Linux Workstations also have Windows
>workstations, not dual boot, but a different machine. While on Windows,
>these users My Documents directories are stored on the file server. To
>the user, all data appearing to be stored in the local My Documents
>directory is actually on the file server. When the user logs into their
>Windows workstation they are connected to their My Documents directory
>on the Samba file server by means of their username. I do not have
>access to the smb.conf at this moment, but from what I remember this is
>the share definition to achieve to above.
Okay... makes perfect sense now!
1 - Create user accounts for all of your users on the linux stations
2 - Create a 'My Documents' directory on each account
3 - There is a smba share command that allows users to map directly to
their own account. I think it is the [homes] share.
There is a Craig Hunt Publishers book on Samba. This is one of the
better ones out there. I am away from my home network, but I can send
the link from my smb.conf file when I return home tomorrow. But I think
the above will work. No scripts, just edits to your smb.conf file should
This is what I suspected you wanted to do. Thank you for verifying.
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