[Samba] [questions] aio settings in smb.conf and compile options

simo idra at samba.org
Tue Aug 1 19:36:21 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 21:20 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 03:05:06PM -0400, simo wrote:
> > IIRC --with-automount should automount the home directory when a user
> > steps in.
> I'm afraid, this is not what it does. man smb.conf says
>        %N     the name of your NIS home directory  server. This
>               is  obtained  from  your NIS auto.map entry. If you
>               have not compiled Samba with the --with-automount
>               option then this value will be the same as %.
> Looking at the code it also needs the undocumented parameter
> 'nis home map' to be true.

reading the code it also looks up where your NIS home directory is using
yp calls when %p is used.

This configure option name is really misleading imo.

Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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