[K12OSN] Samba and LDAP and Home drive mapping.

Glenn Arnold garnold at unrealsolutions.com
Sun Mar 16 22:15:55 UTC 2008

I figured out how to solve my problem added by add smb home =  with
nothing after equal sign then I edit my smbldap.conf and made sure that
login as: root
userSmbHome="" was also blank.  Now my computers do not automatically
map the home drive.
-----Original Message-----
From: Glenn Arnold 
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 5:01 PM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: [K12OSN] Samba and LDAP and Home drive mapping.
Hi all,
I have an interesting situation that I admit I have cause by accident
for convenience of creating user accounts.  At my school I have two
Samba servers running LDAP one is PDC and the other is BDC.  The PDC
houses the home folders for the high school and the junior high students
and the BDC keeps the home directories for the elementary buildings.
Both servers are located in the same building and ip subnet.  On the PDC
I use webmin to create user accounts for everybody in the school
district.  Too allow webmin on the PDC server to create user account and
home directory for all users in the district I use a nfs mount the home
directories of the elementary staff and students from the BDC to the
home folder of PDC server.  This allows me to create staff and student
accounts centrally.  The problem with  this is since I have the BDC home
folders mounted with nfs under home directory of the PDC sometimes the
elementary user accounts maps the home directory on the PDC when it
should be mapping to the BDC instead. When the elementary users H: drive
maps through samba through the nfs mount back to the BDC I get io errors
in Windows.   I use kixtart for my login script and I have building
groups setup for all buildings to use as check for specific building
resources.  Then I use elementary groups to run a check on where to map
their home drive.  This way I hard code the bdc server name to the user
home share instead of using a variable to this.  Here is the strange
part most of the time this works pretty well, but for some reason
occasionally a elementary user maps to the pdc server instead of the bdc
which causes windows io errors on the network drive.  I believe what is
happening is Windows 2000 and Windows XP are trying map their home drive
their self from their user profile instead of using what I try to set
from the login script.  Does anybody got any ideas?  Another thing would
be helpful is I really do not care what server the elementary users
access their home drive I just would like to know if it is possible to
share nfs mount through samba without any io errors?
Thanks in advance
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