OK, so maybe what I am doing is very odd. In the older versions of Samba, I
used to define file smb.conf that was very minimal:
config file .../smb.conf.%U
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
in the smb.conf.users:
read only = no
In newer versions this still *sort of* works, but the homes share does not show
up from the config file. I believe that the problem is located in
If I define the [homes] share in smb.conf.base then it works correctly.
If I define the [homes] share in smb.conf.users as browsable = yes then it shows
up as "homes"
The code in do_section looks like it will blindly add sections without trapping
the special names HOMES_NAME. I believe that somewhere there should be a call
to smbd/service.c:find_service(), but I am not sure where it should be. I
suspect this bug exists for "printers" as well.
This should be fixed in 3.0.11. There was an issue with
variable expansion in include files that I think will
correct this. Please test and reopen if necessary,
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.