[Samba] multi home dir locations

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Wed May 23 09:28:21 MDT 2012

On 05/23/2012 03:56 PM, Collen wrote:
> Hi all,
> i've got samba 3.6 joined to a ad domain (s4 in this case)
> running winbind
> all looks ok, but i ran into a problem (for us that is)
> i've got 2 groups (students and employes)
> who have there home dirs in 2 different places.
> /home/students/<user>
> /home/employ/<user>

It's not just you:
we have s3 connected to and s4 domain and we want e.g.


Under winbind we cannot see how to do it. So we have used the new 
nss-pam-ldapd instead and store the unixHomeDirectory in the directory. 
As it's available in both the 2008 and s4 schema it works quickly and 
efficiently. With the homeDirectory [share] and unixHomeDirectory being 
mapped by ldapd it works fine. Just like under 2008r2. I Really do think 
we should look into this being standard.

Winbind has done a good job since 2000 but unless it can cope with new 
ideas. . . I'm sure it can. It's just not as easy.
Please contact us personally for full details.

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