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Old 09-28-2006, 01:57 AM   #1
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Samba User Folder


I've just setup Samba with user security. For some reason when I view the server in Windows My Network Places, I can view and access the /home folder for the smb users. I don't want this because I want to only share the folders I have setup in smb.conf.

Has this happened to anybody else and does anybody know how to fix it?
Old 09-28-2006, 04:17 AM   #2
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this has got everybody as default so no wondering.
If you didn't used such silly stuff like SWAT and you did from scrap you should
have seen the line in your smb.conf

comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes

just put a # infront of the lines. would be the easiest way.
Old 09-28-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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Yup I'm configuring it directly in the files. Thanks I was wondering what the [homes] stanza was for.

One thing that is still kind of weird is I can access the share by writing in the network places address (\\ but when I try to view all the workspace computers, I see the server but I can't double click into it because it says "\\Localhost is not available". I have a feeling this isn't a Samba issue but a DNS one since its looking for localhost. Is this assumption correct?
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If the hostname of your FC5 is localhost then you will have the same problem. samba by default uses the hostname of the computer as a netbios name. In the global section add the line
netbios name = some_name

Restart samba


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