[Samba] Shares of Logged Out Users Still Visible By Next User

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Feb 4 05:10:49 GMT 2005


Please show us how you have configured the [homes] stanza. Are you using 
"valid users = %S" in the stanza?

- John T.

On Thursday 03 February 2005 21:32, AndyLiebman at aol.com wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm running Samba 3.0.2 (a?) on Linux.  For the most part, it's working
> great. I have set up Samba as a PDC and also just as a workgroup server.
> However, under both scenarios I'm seeing a troublesome behavior with
> Windows XP machines that have many users who frequently log on and log off.
> If User A logs off Windows XP and User B logs on 30 or 40 seconds later,
> sometimes User B can see and access private shares that only User A is
> authorized to see or browse or read or write. It seems that User A's shares
> will disappear from the Samba Server after a few minutes -- but during
> those first minutes after logging on, User B can see both HIS shares and
> User A's shares. During the transition period, User B can actually copy or
> delete anything he wants from User A.
> Anybody have any clue what's going on and how to prevent it? Is the problem
> on the Samba side or on the Windows side. In my particular application,
> this is a very dangerous situation.
> Andy Liebman

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