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Old 05-08-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Question Samba/Cifs Home Directory Mount

Hello! I'm using samba with as a primary domain controller, and I need a way to map home directories for each user. Can I somehow map a network drive to /home and maintain all of the permissions? All of my samba stuff works great mapping from Windows, but I don't really understand how Fedora 6 treats samba shares. Help?


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Old 06-07-2007, 10:05 PM   #2
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Hi Scott,

Can you re-state your problem?
Do you have a windows domain controller and want to map home directories on the domain controller to linux workstations?
Linux workstations generally mount a network share from a windows machine using the following format:
mount -t smbfs -o username=<domain>\<username>,password=<domainpassword> //<servername>/<sharename$> /path/to/mount/on
The line to add to the /etc/fstab file to do the same thing on boot would be:
//<servername>/<sharename$> /path/to/mount/on  smbfs auto,username=<domain>\<username>,password=<domainpassword> 0 0

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