[Samba] Same home path on multiple servers - how to ?

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Tue Dec 3 09:47:21 MST 2013

On Tue, 2013-12-03 at 17:13 +0100, Götz Reinicke - IT Koordinator wrote:
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> Hi,
> I have a samba 3.6 PDC with ldap backend.
> Now I'd like to add an other storage samba server which uses the same
> home directory structure as the PDC.
> I have configured the new server using winbind, so the users can log in
> with the password stored in ldap.
> But the home directory stored in ldap is not used; the new server
> searches in /home/UID or /home/DOMAIN/uid.
> Any hints? Or suggestions?

Is the home directory you want stored in ldap? If so, why not use sssd
or nss-ldapd to pull it from ldap rather than relying on the defaults in
Samba? Don't forget to change nsswitch.conf accordingly.

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