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Folks,

This one has me stumped.

I'm getting a share presented to me with the same name as the user, there's no folder underneath, and I don't have a [homes] section in smb.conf.

I have Samba 4.10.4 installed on a raspberry pi running Raspbian 9. It's intended to be a basic server - standalone. No AD DC. I'm using a Mac to connect to the the share - macOS Mojave. Intent is to provide a backup for Time Machine.

Everything works. Time Machine backs up. I just get this folder, see attachment, which is bugging me. The raspberry pi shows up in Finder. Click on the machine and Connect As ... with the username name timemachine and its password. tm_prime is the share Time Machine backs up to. Double click timemachine and Finder throws an error - as you would expect. Check out the smb.conf below.

Any suggestions to debug this one?

Thanks, Graham

Seems Samba auto provisions a user share even if no [Homes] is called out in smb.conf.

macOS Finder View

[Global]
# basic samba configuration

min protocol = SMB2

server role = standalone
security = user

ea support = yes
vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr  
fruit:aapl = yes
readdir_attr:aapl_rsize = yes
readdir_attr:aapl_finder_info = yes
readdir_attr:aapl_max_access = yes
fruit:nfs_aces = yes
fruit:copyfile= yes
fruit:metadata = netatalk
fruit:resource = file
fruit:locking = none
fruit:encoding = private
unix extensions = yes
fruit:model = MacSamba
spotlight = no 
smb2 max read = 8388608
smb2 max write = 8388608
smb2 max trans = 8388608
smb2 leases = yes
aio read size = 1
aio write size = 1
kernel oplocks = no
use sendfile = yes
strict sync = yes
sync always = no
delete veto files = true
fruit:posix_rename = yes 
fruit:veto_appledouble = yes
fruit:zero_file_id = yes
fruit:wipe_intentionally_left_blank_rfork = yes 
fruit:delete_empty_adfiles = yes su
disable netbios = yes
dns proxy = no
smb ports = 445
name resolve order = host bcast

log file = /usr/local/samba/var/%m.log
log level = 2
max log size = 1000


[tm_prime]
# time machine configuration

path = /media/tm_prime
valid users = @timemachine

vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr
fruit:time machine = yes
strict sync = yes
spotlight = no

writeable = yes
browseable = no

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