[K12OSN] Practical limit to number of samba shares?

Dan Young dan_young at parkrose.k12.or.us
Tue Jun 15 18:07:17 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 10:57, John Baillie wrote:
> We have /home mapped to H:\  but it would be more elegant to have H:\ be
> mapped directly to the student home folder. Does anyone know of any
> reason not to set up 500 samba shares on one of our k12 severs?

The special [homes] Samba share does this automatically; no need to map
them yourself (in /etc/smb.conf):

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

For student "foo", /home/foo on the server becomes the UNC path
\\servername\foo, which Windows can map using this in the login script:

net use h: /home

Unless I'm totally misunderstanding what you're trying to do...

Dan Young <dan_young at parkrose.k12.or.us>
Parkrose School District

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