[Samba] Samba-3 PDC: Home directories in other machine

David Landgren landgren at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 13:26:04 GMT 2005

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:05:09 +0100, Juan José Vidal <juanjova at um.es> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've a Samba-3 PDC LDAP Based and I want to put the home directories in
> other machine. It's impossible that this machine was a BDC; this machine
> only exports via NFS.
> My idea is mount via NFS this machine in my Samba-3 PDC machine
> (i.e: /users/), and share this directory from my users.
> Is it possible?

Yes, I've already done this.

> I've searched, but nothing... Some links??

This depends on your OS. Just find a recipe that tells you how to set
up NFS. From experience, the HOWTOs for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris are
all very straightforward.

Samba doesn't care really care one way or another whether the path of
a share is an NFS mount or not. Well, it may underneath, but not that
I noticed.

The main question is one of permissions. Does the exporting server use
nsswitch to authenticate off LDAP, or does it use its own /etc/passwd?


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