[Samba] Homes on different server...

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Sat Nov 12 10:19:27 GMT 2005

Olivier Houde schrieb:

> 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

Hi, the home dirs of users can be hosted anywhere , just change the home 
path in ldap

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