We've been using a fairly old version of samba for quite some time to serve
user home directories and group project directories with a configuration
default service = groups
path = /export/user/%u
path = /export/group/%S
This has worked out very well, the samba configuration is minimal, and does
not need to be changed as users/groups come and go.
However, while trying to use the same configuration for a newer version of
Samba, groups with _'s in their names were not working.
On reviewing the documentation, I found out that at some point Samba
started translating _'s to /'s for the %S substitution in the default
That breaks our configuration, for a group 'foo_bar' Samba tries to access
/export/group/foo/bar instead of /export/group/foo_bar.
Is there any way to disable this translation such that %S is substituted as
is and prevent the mangling? I really don't want to have to explicitly list
every group in the Samba configuration, there are thousands.
Paul B. Henson | (909) 979-6361 | http://www.csupomona.edu/~henson/
Operating Systems and Network Analyst | henson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
California State Polytechnic University | Pomona CA 91768
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