[Samba] Homes on different server...

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Nov 11 14:50:45 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-11 at 09:35 -0500, Olivier Houde wrote:
> Jonas Jochum wrote:
> >Am Friday 11 November 2005 15:15 schrieb Olivier Houde:
> >  
> >
> >>Hi list
> >>is there any way to specify on wich server a user's home is ?   Let me
> >>explain myself...   I have a Samba3 PDC here at the head office using
> >>LDAP as an authentication backend. We have offices in other cities and
> >>we would like them to be on the same domain. All those offices are
> >>linked using VPNs. I have no problem to configure LDAP and Samba to work
> >>together. The problem is that i want all those offices to be completely
> >>independant in case the VPN link goes down. For that, i need to split
> >>all my user's home between the BDCs and the PDC (depending in wich
> >>office the user is working), if want the users to still have an access
> >>to their home and profiles. I have an LDAP master here and a LDAP slave
> >>in each office. How can i tell samba that depending on the user, its
> >>home is on a different server ?  Can i use LDAP for that ?  If it's
> >>possible, how can i do that ?  Should i use an other solution ?  Trusted
> >>domain instead ?
> >>
> >>Thanks
> >>Olivier Houde
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Have a look at the LDAP attributes sambaHomePath and sambaProfilePath.
> >
> >Regards,
> > Jonas Jochum
> >  
> >
> I did, but they are linked to the LDAP attribute : Home Directory   That 
> attribute leads directly to the location of the home directory on the 
> server. In my case, i wrote \\servername\ohoude as Samba home path and 
> \\servername\ohoude\.msprofile in samba profile path. It works because 
> my home directory is on the LDAP master at /home/ohoude.  But what if i 
> need to have my home directory on another server than the master ldap ?
all relevant information snipped but this is result from querying my
ldap server for my settings.

sambaProfilePath: \\srv1\profiles\craig
sambaLogonScript: logon.bat
sambaHomePath: \\srv1\homes\craig
sambaHomeDrive: h:

As you can see, I could change the sambaProfilePath and sambaHomePath to
be located on any valid share on the network.


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