[Samba] Designate one samba server for home directories

Gary Dale garydale at rogers.com
Sat Oct 3 21:17:39 MDT 2009

Luv Linux wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a few samba servers running winbind that are joined to the AD 2003
> domain.
> Is it possible to designate one samba server to host the users' home
> directories instead of each one of them?
> If we have samba1, samba2, and samba3 and designate samba1 to host the home
> directories and when a user accesses samba 2 either via ssh or as a share,
> the home directory that the user sees would actually be present on samba1.
> If this is possible, what changes do I need to make to smb.conf file?
Have you tried specifying the server name in the directory name? From 
the SWAT documentation on homes:

Example: //|logon home|/ = |\\remote_smb_server\%U

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