[Samba] Roaming Desktops with Linux Clients

Dave Ewart davee at ceu.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 11 11:49:13 GMT 2007

On Wednesday, 11.04.2007 at 21:07 +0930, Daniel O'Connor wrote:

> On Wednesday 11 April 2007 20:44, Dave Ewart wrote:
> > Well, we clearly have different opinions here.  I don't fancy
> > mounting /home (via NFS) on every Linux box.  That just strikes me
> > as the wrong way to do it: a local machine root compromise puts the
> > entirety of /home at risk.  pam_mount at least ensures that you only
> > get the home directory for the current logged-in user
> > remotely-mounted.
> I wasn't thinking straight and was under the impression that local
> root would need special access to the LDAP server but that isn't
> necessary with the correct ACLs.
> Yes, you're right :)


Yes, local root needs to be told to *trust* the LDAP server, as far as
authentication and users/groups are concerned, but no special access is

Dave Ewart
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