[Samba] Roaming Desktops with Linux Clients

Dave Ewart davee at ceu.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 11 10:10:32 GMT 2007

On Tuesday, 10.04.2007 at 22:03 +0930, Daniel O'Connor wrote:

> On Wednesday 11 April 2007 06:55, Jimmy Perkins wrote:
> > 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.
> You could try pam_mount - http://pam-mount.sourceforge.net/
> That combined with pam_winbind and nss_winbind should get you what you want.


We use direct LDAP authentication for the Linux workstations (Windows
PCs use LDAP via Samba) and pam_mount - works very nicely.

Dave Ewart
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