[Samba] net use h: /home syntax?

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Sat Nov 17 17:12:58 GMT 2007

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Frank Van Damme wrote:
> On 11/17/07, joop gerritse <jjge at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> I am setting up a Win98 client to work with my samba server. I can log in on
>> the domain allright, but then I would expect to get access to my home
>> directory by issuing (in a DOS box):
>> For some reason I am told that the syntax is not correct. On the other hand
>> net use /? gives exactly this as one of the options. Does anyone know what is
>> wrong with it?
> You're running this from Windo(w)s, so use the paths as Windows knows them.
> net use h: \\fooserver\yourusername
> (if you configured the [homes] share in Samba)

That's not required. Samba defines the share requested by HOME and the
client does not need to know what it is. I have a logon script that does
just this:

## mount our stuff and synch time from server
print LOGON "NET USE S: /HOME\r\n";

(this is part of a magic script that is created by perl, so if you
distill that line down, it's the same one the original poster is using)

So, I don't know what's wrong, but isn't there an error or something?

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