[Samba] Looking for large-ish deployment advice

Tarjei Huse tarjei at nu.no
Wed Oct 13 16:47:19 GMT 2004

Quoting "L. Mark Stone" <LMStone at RNoME.com>:

> 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.

Well, if you use LDAP, you can set homedirs (and paths) and profileopaths for
each user. Problem solved.


> 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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