[Samba] Looking for large-ish deployment advice

L. Mark Stone LMStone at RNoME.com
Wed Oct 13 16:38:50 GMT 2004

On Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:38 am, Quentin Hartman wrote:
> Ideally, I would like to setup a single centrally managed and
> authenticated domain, but have user home directories served from member
> servers in the users' home buildings, as performance over the WAN links
> is poor. The problem I'm having is figuring out a mechanism wherein the
> PDC or a login script will be smart enough to know which member server
> to connect to for their home directories.

Trying to understand this a bit better before I comment...

First, won't roving users be disappointed if you have separate home 
directories in each building?  Won't they expect that a document on which 
they worked in one building be available when they go to the next building?

Second, are you contemplating using roaming profiles, and if so, are these 
profiles likely to be large? E.g., users store big files on their Desktop, 
and/or have 200MB Outlook pst files, etc....

Lastly, if I read your post correctly you have T-1 speeds between buildings.  
That's a pretty fat pipe to fill, so why do you say the building-to-building 
networks links are slow?

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