[Samba] map user homes to a windows share
michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Thu Nov 8 23:28:46 GMT 2007
> My problem is that I need to figure out how to have each user's home
> folder on the Ubuntu boxes map to the users home folder on the windows
> 2003 server. The share location of their home folders on the windows
> 2003 server is something like \\servername\docs$\students\%username%.
> I'm not even sure if I can map to a hidden share "$" in samba and also
> specify the %username% variable.
The simplest solution would be to simply mount \\servername\docs$ or
possibly \\servername\docs$\students\ (From memory, you can't mount a
directory under linux, only a share). You could then setup symlinks or
change the home directory for the users. This would be much simpler than
having a seperate mount for every user.
If you really want to do it your way, it may be possible using a mixture
of sudo, backticks (`) and the whoami command. I really don't see any
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