[Samba] Home directory problem

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Jan 17 17:45:45 GMT 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> In the thread "Network Path was not found" Michael Heydon wrote:
> <quote>
> When you have security = share you don't authenticate as a user and as 
> such you don't have a home directory. I would suggest sticking with user 
> level security, share level is a left over from the 9x days and is 
> pretty much obsolete.
> </quote>
> I have checked, and my line is definitely security = user.  However, I still 
> can't see my /home, even though I can see all the other shares.  What other 
> conditions can cause this?
> Anne

	I bet you have changed the default permission for your home directories 
from 0755 (rwxr-xr-x) to something else. If I recall you need world r-x 
for this to work with homes configured in smb.conf as:

    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = no
    writable = yes

	Give it a shot.

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
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