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Sep 29, 2010

I have 10.04 and have samba running.

Samba is remotely administered with webmin and aim to setup home directory sharing. I am however having some trouble getting this to work.

I was of the understanding that home directory sharing allows me to create a user in ubuntu, which samba will then pickup and offer it up as a share.

My smb.conf looks like this..

Code:
#======================= Global Settings =======================
[global]
unix extensions = no
share modes = no
security = user

[Code]....

Essentially I've found this works providing I give the samba user a password after it is automatically created using the 'Configure automatic Unix and Samba user synchronisation' option in webmin.

However if I move the location of this home folder off the main drive i.e. /home/username I get turned away at attempted login.

I've tried specifying the path in [homes] using the path = /media/discarray, but this seems to break authentication somehow.

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Extra info

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Code:
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