[clug] Linux network, need a hand...

Evans, Dylan Dylan.Evans at dcita.gov.au
Fri Oct 3 12:11:22 EST 2003

You'll need autofs installed on the clients and NFS setup on the server

The entries for the clients would be something like

/home/ldap		/etc/auto.ldap	--timeout=60

*	-rw,soft,intr	<servername>:/home/ldap/&



-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Shaw [mailto:DShaw at exceed.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 2 October 2003 16:42
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [clug] Linux network, need a hand...

I think you want something like NFS automount.. I've never set it up on
Linux but it does exist and I think it behaves much like it does on
Solaris. If that's no good, maybe the autofs stuff is the go?

See: http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Automount.html


-----Original Message-----
From: Ssoukieh [mailto:adsl2dtt at tpg.com.au] 
Sent: Thursday, 2 October 2003 3:33 PM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: [clug] Linux network, need a hand...


I'm setting up a linux network here and need some help.  I currently
have a server running Redhat9 and a client running Suse8.2 and have got
a basic LDAP authentication system going.  I am able to get a client to
authenticate with users in the LDAP database fine and logins work.  

When I setup the LDAP users, their home directories were set to
"homeDirectory: /home/<user>" (where <user> is the username).  This was
a variable in an passwd.ldif file I created and then exported with
ldapadd (Just so you know, I migrated relevant things seperately instead
of running migrate_all_online.sh).  With this setup, the user's home
directory is expected to be local (ie. on the machine you're logging on
from), which is not what I want...

I want to make it so each user has their home directory on the server
instead of on the local client machine.  The only problem is, I have no
idea how to do this...I have looked at making a Samba or NFS share or
even getting the clients to mount individual directories, but don't know
what to do.  All I really want is for users to login and have exclusive
rw access to their home directories on the server.

Can anyone out there help??

Anything would be appreciated...even a link to a doco would be great,
just need a nudge in the right direction :).


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