[Samba] Access to home drive

Chandra Sornam chandra.sornam at stagecoach.co.nz
Wed Nov 29 02:47:46 GMT 2006

Hi Samba Experts

I raised this problem where its still waiting to be resolved. Would be
greatly appreciated if I can get some feedback. I did get a bit of help
but looked like it ended on the person's too hard basket.


Have installed Samba 3 on a Linux box with Centos OS to be a file
server. Getting its authentication from a NT4 PDC. Have created samba
shares and members of the NT4 PDC group can successfully access the
group. The only problem is users cannot authenticate their home share
the Linux server.
A webinfo -r of the domain user gives the uid of the group the user is a
member of. The user can access the share successfully as well.
Have gone through the smb.conf and other config files, and done
extensive search on the net to figure out the problem but have hit a
blank wall. There are no noticeable errors in the log files that I can
see either. 

Samba Config file as below

   workgroup = domain
        netbios aliases = test
        server string = test File Server
        security = DOMAIN
        password server = scnz-nt02 scnz-nt01
        client lanman auth = No
        client plaintext auth = No
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 50
        smb ports = 139 445
        enable privileges = yes
        name resolve order = wins host lmhosts bcast
        server signing = auto
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        preferred master = No
        local master = No
        domain master = No
        dns proxy = No
        wins server =
        ldap ssl = no
        default service = files
        idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
        idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
        winbind enum users = yes
        winbind enum groups = yes
        template shell = /bin/bash
        admin users = chansorn, nathmawk
        cups options = raw
        winbind use default domain = no
        comment = Home Directories
        path = /home/%U
        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        browseable = No
        writeable = yes
        create mode = 0775

        comment = AESData
        path = /data/AESData
        read only = no
        force directory mode = 0770

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