[Samba] best practices for naming directories

Chris Smith smb23 at realcomputerguy.com
Tue Oct 30 22:32:22 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 30 October 2007, Mike Seda wrote:
> I only use one samba share (home). There is a symlink called "share" in
> each users' $HOME that points to /opt/data/share, which has a *many*
> subdirectories (owned by certain groups). Since there are so many
> subdirectories, I am reluctant to make them into separate shares. I
> tried this once. Users just had too many drives mounted, which is what
> made me decided to consolidate.

I would skip the symlink, and the home share (unless you use it for other then 
getting to /opt/data/share). Make /opt/data/share its own share and connect 

> Basically, I think it is confusing to have the "share" symlink in the
> home share. In addition, it is confusing to have /opt/data/share as an
> NFS share. I just think that the name of the link and directory "share"
> should be replaced with one of the following:
> "transfer"
> "exchange"
> "common"
> Any thoughts or suggestions?

How about "Cher" ?


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