[Samba] Missing shares in 4.16

Matthias Kühne | Ellerhold AG matthias.kuehne at ellerhold.de
Thu Nov 10 08:05:24 UTC 2022

Hello Rowland, Hello Samba-people,

we've caved and switched to the "homes" share with path=/storage/homes/%U .

The drawbacks of this solution are

  * Every user sees this share. Even users that shouldnt see it because
    they dont have a home directory on this specific server.
  * The name of the share is not changeable for us. We'd like to have
    add a specific suffix to it, but I havent found any documentation to
    do it.

The drawbacks are good for now, but we prefer the old version tbh...

Spaces in share names aren't a problem - we have a lot of shares with a 
lot of spaces in them.

We tried renaming the share to use _ instead of a space - same bug 
(share is hidden but accessible).

Is this a bug for the bug tracker or is this accepted (samba) behavior?

Thanks - Matthias.

Am 04.11.22 um 14:49 schrieb Rowland Penny via samba:
> On 04/11/2022 13:16, Matthias Kühne | Ellerhold AG via samba wrote:
>> Hello Rowland,
>> I want to emphasize we dont use the "nearby computers" or anything. We
>> just use the MacOs Finder connect to the server and it spits out the
>> shares that we can connect to.
>> There these shares are missing sadly. (I thought thats the same als
>> smbclient -L ?)
>> Output of smbclient -L, the share1 is visible (without "reconnecting
>> with smb1) but the home share is missing:
>>       Sharename       Type      Comment
>>       ---------       ----      -------
>>       Share1 Disk
>>       IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba 4.16.6-Debian)
>> Reconnecting with SMB1 for workgroup listing.
>>       Server               Comment
>>       ---------            -------
>>       FILESERVER-GLB       Samba 4.16.6-Debian
>>       Workgroup            Master
>>       ---------            -------
>> Is there any way to announce uesr-specific shares via avahi? I thought
>> avahi is only for the visibility of the whole server and not single
>> shares. Even then - it has to be user specific!
> You were discussing browsing and that is what Linux is using for 
> browsing (note it is called Bonjour on MACs)
> Another of your problems is that Samba doesn't seem to like spaces in 
> share names
> One way around your problem would to use the '[homes]' share, and set 
> the unixHomeDirectory attribute in each users AD object to contain 
> '/storage/homes/surname.name', Samba should pick this up and use it.
> Rowland
Matthias Kühne
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