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profiles, profdata & homes

Geert Stappers

Hello,

Due the trees, I can't see the forest.

I understand the concept of home directories on the file server
becoming a share for the user on the smb-client computer.

I have a vague idea of "profiles", but I'm lost at "profdata".
How does that last one fit in? Where can I read more about it?
(profdata is common keyword on the search engines)

Is there a document that describes the logon proces?
(less detailed that the source code of samba? ;-)



Cheers
Geert Stappers


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Re: profiles, profdata & homes

Adam Tauno Williams
> I understand the concept of home directories on the file server
> becoming a share for the user on the smb-client computer.
> I have a vague idea of "profiles", but I'm lost at "profdata".
> How does that last one fit in? Where can I read more about it?
> (profdata is common keyword on the search engines)

profdata?  I've been running a Samba DC with LDAP support since 2.2.1a and I
don't recall every seeing that term.

> Is there a document that describes the logon proces?
> (less detailed that the source code of samba? ;-)

Any good Windows Administration text.  You need to understand what the
workstation wants, and the workstation is a Windows box.

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Re: profiles, profdata & homes

John H Terpstra - Samba Team
In reply to this post by Geert Stappers
On Friday 26 August 2005 11:44, Geert Stappers wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Due the trees, I can't see the forest.
>
> I understand the concept of home directories on the file server
> becoming a share for the user on the smb-client computer.
>
> I have a vague idea of "profiles", but I'm lost at "profdata".
> How does that last one fit in? Where can I read more about it?
> (profdata is common keyword on the search engines)
>
> Is there a document that describes the logon proces?
> (less detailed that the source code of samba? ;-)

Geert,

This has nothing to do with the login process. I used the 'profdat'  share as
an example in my book "Samba-3 By Example" to demonstrate how it is possible
to implement folder redirection. Check chapter 5 of my book, available
on-line at:

http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf

Folder redirection makes the loading of roaming profiles snappy and fast
because it is not necessary to transfer the entire contents of the profile
folders over the network. Also, because the profile is reduced to a very
basic information set, it is possible to do away with roaming profiles and
instead just have a global Network Default User profile that uses folder
redirection. Again, read through chapter 5.

- John T.
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Re: profiles, profdata & homes

Geert Stappers
On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 12:14:01PM -0600, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Friday 26 August 2005 11:44, Geert Stappers wrote:
 <snip> [homes] [profiles] [profdata] </snip>

> > (profdata is common keyword on the search engines)
> >
> > Is there a document that describes the logon proces?
> > (less detailed that the source code of samba? ;-)
>
> Geert,
>
> This has nothing to do with the login process. I used the 'profdat'  share as
> an example in my book "Samba-3 By Example" to demonstrate how it is possible
> to implement folder redirection. Check chapter 5 of my book, available
> on-line at:
>
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf
>
> Folder redirection makes the loading of roaming profiles snappy and fast
> because it is not necessary to transfer the entire contents of the profile
> folders over the network. Also, because the profile is reduced to a very
> basic information set, it is possible to do away with roaming profiles and
> instead just have a global Network Default User profile that uses folder
> redirection. Again, read through chapter 5.

Mmm, again tricked by an optimalization
( http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2005-August/109681.html
  Now I get it, I did see a strange single trail, but it are several
  trails.  ( s/trail/configuration/ ) )


What about this patch?
--- MASSIVE/smb.conf
+++ MASSIVE/smb.conf
@@ -98,6 +98,7 @@

 [profdata]
        comment = Profile Data Share
+       # for folder redirection
        path = /var/lib/samba/profdata
        read only = No
        profile acls = Yes



Cheers
Geert Stappers
rereading chapter 5



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