[Samba] Roaming Desktops with Linux Clients

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Tue Apr 10 21:46:10 GMT 2007

It occurs to me that you would need two things. One is to have Samba do 
the authentication for the Linux clients. Samba.org has a howto on this 
topic. The other is to mount /home as a share from the server during bootup.

With Samba authentication and /home on a remote volume, you would have 
difficulty if you don't have a network connection. You may want to try 
using rsync instead - running as a daemon - to keep selected local home 
directories synched with the server.

Jimmy Perkins wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Samba setup on a Debian server and have implemented roaming 
> desktops
> for the windows clients.  In this network, there
> are also LINUX clients that i would like to use roaming desktops and the
> users be able to access their home directory on the server
> when they login to one of these linux clients.
> Is this possible using Samba?  And can anyone point me to a 
> website/tutorial
> or any information regarding this?  I have searched a lot and have not
> found much related to my problem.
> Thanks in advance!!
> Jim

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