ajt at icd.cc.purdue.edu
Fri May 31 09:06:01 GMT 2002
>From: Nathaniel N.Petersen (CNS Student Support) <cthulu at student.cns.uni.edu>
>Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 08:15:07 -0500
>There is nothing wrong with using the homes directories like I do. The
>lines refered to in the man pages simply don't recommend it. Well, if
>you have ever worked for a University, you would understand the amount
>of overhead involved. Creating essentially two account locations for
>evey user is ridiculous.
I was able to put profile storage outside on home directories without much
problem. We have 80,000 student accounts. We have profile storage on the
same host as home directories, but in a different place. We have a separate
filesystem for profiles, /export/profiles. This allows us to have 500 MB
quotas for home dirs, and 15 MB quotas for profiles (10 MB quota in policy).
Profile share is setup as:
path = /export/profiles/%H
We just changed our unix account creation so that when it creates
the home directory (/home/hostname/x/username) it also creates
/export/profiles/home/hostname/x/username. Besides being simple
to implement, we have a profile directory tree, instead of one
directory with 40,000 entries.
On the domain controller, all accounts have
profile path = \\hostname\profiles
Clients are Win XP. My Documents is redirected to users home directory.
The domain controller is currently a Win 2000 box. We are looking into
replacing with samba server as the next step.
Manager of Instructional Servers
Instructional Computing Services, Purdue University
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