[Samba] Samba users profiles directory failing to mount in windows client

Jan Geep g33plm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 06:31:57 MDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Harry Jede <walk2sun at arcor.de> wrote:
> Use "netbios name" instead of "netbios aliases"

Thanks Harry, that would certainly make sense, although I do have it
in my smb.conf.master

       # grep netbios smb.conf.master
       netbios name = TEST
       netbios aliases = TESTSRV

It appears that when I do a  "testparm -s smb.conf.master > smb.conf"
that netbios name is getting stripped but there is no indication as to
why,  and it looks like it is not getting read if I add it manually to

    # testparm -s smb.conf.master > smb.conf
    Load smb config files from smb.conf.master
    rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
    Processing section "[homes]"
    Processing section "[netlogon]"
    Global parameter logon script found in service section!
    Processing section "[Profiles]"
    Loaded services file OK.
    Server role: ROLE_DOMAIN_PDC

Some additional information that my be helpful to anyone who might be
able to assist in troubleshooting::

output of smbclient -L (same results for both nbname and nbalias)
    # smbclient -L //TEST
    Enter root's password:
    Domain=[TESTDOMAIN] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.8]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba 3.5.8)
        root            Disk      Home Directories
    Domain=[TESTDOMAIN] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.8]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------
        TEST                 Samba 3.5.8
        TESTSRV              Samba 3.5.8

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
        TESTMDOMAIN          TEST
        INTERNAL             TESTSRV
        WORKGROUP            USERNAME

Server hostname
     # more /etc/hosts       localhost   test.testdomain  test

both smbd and nmbd are running
    # ps aux | grep mbd
    root      2319  0.0  0.0   9132  1056 pts/1    S+   13:24   0:00
grep --color=auto mbd
    root     21792  0.0  0.1  89776  5296 ?        Ss   Oct04   0:00 smbd -F
    root     21796  0.0  0.0  89776  2000 ?        S    Oct04   0:00 smbd -F
    root     21804  0.0  0.0  61884  2276 ?        Ss   Oct04   0:04 nmbd -D

~ jan

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