Bug 5830 - RFE: Customizable home share names
Summary: RFE: Customizable home share names
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: User/Group Accounts (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.32
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 enhancement
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
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Reported: 2008-10-17 22:00 UTC by Kelly Price
Modified: 2021-02-10 11:49 UTC (History)
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Description Kelly Price 2008-10-17 22:00:05 UTC
Request for an enhancement, for I have two servers, one running Samba, one running NetATalk.  A user "tygris" is on both of them.

A MacOS X Leopard client confuses the two "tygris" shares, and defaults to the Samba share.

I'd like to have an option of overriding the share name for all homes, allowing for a prefix or postfix around the username:

   home share name = "redwolf-%S"

Default is "%S" or old behavior.  When defined in this example, home shares would be named "redwolf-tygris" for user "tygris".
Comment 1 Björn Jacke 2021-02-10 11:20:48 UTC
such an option is overkill and unneeded complexity to put in smbd. Apart of that you can probably also solve this with a [%U-foo] share name definition.
Comment 2 Kelly Price 2021-02-10 11:49:41 UTC
Geesh, 12+ years.  I had forgotten about this one.  

Add onto that the fact that MacOS has switched to using TCP/IP/SMB and dropped AppleTalk networking.  It now makes this request moot.