This is going to be a weird question:

Currently our Unix dept. (Solaris something or other) has SAMBA
3.something

They have a "share" created as:

\\server\workspace (ie, that's how the share would show up if you
mapped/browsed to it)

But in reality, the sharepoint goes to:

/export/something/workspace/users/<USERID>

Where <USERID> is a variable (obviously it's their userid).

Because Solaris/Linux/Unix can do DFS natively anyway, and I guess in
the SAMA config you can use variables, this works.

Can you do something similar to this on NetWare though via CIFS?

I'll explain why later (long story).