[Samba] [Homes] on two machines, possible?

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Mon Jun 13 13:12:26 GMT 2005

> I have two locations, and I want all users to authenticate on Machine A.
> Howver there are some users that are closer to machine B, and I would like
> to be able to have the homes of those users on machine B rather than
> machine A (they should authenticate on machine A anyway).
> Is this possible without a mount of the users (those I want on machineB)
> home directories on machineA.

That would also double your bandwidth utilization, assuming you're saying
that B is something like, say, across a VPN tunnel.

> Using the usrmgr.exe it looks like it should be possible to change the
> location of the homes (\\serverB\username), but the change does not take
> effect. I do not use ADS, just plain regular samba.
> trying to set path = \\machineB\homes results in an ERROR message:

Shouldn't this be \\machineB\username ?

> tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

What is your backend? Have you tried using/manning the pdbedit command?

> Any help would be appreciated.
> Mounting the share from serverB on serverA works perfectly all rght, it is
> not what I want though.
> So far google and the big samba book have not found a solution.
> Thanks,
> .peter
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