[Samba] template homedir

Peter Carlson peter at howudodat.com
Thu Oct 13 15:38:12 UTC 2022

Hi Rowland,

I didn't want to put the actual names in the email, so I'll put the 
pertinant part of [global] with the name slightly changed

     netbios name = NC1
     server role = active directory domain controller
     server services = s3fs, rpc, nbt, wrepl, ldap, cldap, kdc, drepl, 
winbindd, ntp_signd, kcc, dnsupdate
     workgroup = SPC
     idmap_ldb:use rfc2307 = yes

home folders are getting created as : /home/peter at petercarlson.local and 
not peter at SPC

On 10/13/22 08:32, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On 13/10/2022 16:09, Peter Carlson via samba wrote:
>> I have a domain of somereallylongname at domain with a netbios name of 
>> SHORT. 
> When you say 'domain', do you mean the dns domain ? because that isn't 
> a valid dns domain, also, when you say netbios domain, do you mean the 
> netbios domain name or the the netbios name aka the short hostname in 
> capitals.
>  I would like the user dirs on linux to be created as
>> /home/%U at SHORT, but they keep getting created as %U at long_name
>> I cant seem to find the parameter that allows %D to be set as netbios 
>> shortname
> Looks like you mean the computers name in capitals, in which case '%h' 
> might be what you are looking for, but I think this will be in lowercase.
> '%D' is always the netbios domain name (aka workgroup) in capitals.
> Rowland

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