[Samba] template homedir question

Derek Harkness dharknes at umd.umich.edu
Mon Dec 8 22:52:15 GMT 2008

Okay I'm a bit lost at this point.  I've got created an idmap plugin  
that loads and does some useful stuff for me but I'm still having a  
rough time with the homedir.

I've been working this the nss_*_get_info() using  
nss_rfc2307_get_info() and nss_sfu_get_info() as a guide and the big  
problem I've run into at this point it I don't know the username of  
the user I'm creating the homedir for.  Variable substitution happens  
after I munge the homedir string so, any suggestions on where I can  
get the username would help.


On Dec 2, 2008, at 11:04 AM, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

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> Derek Harkness wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I'm integrating an existing unix environment into an exist AD
>> environment.  I'm thinking of switching from nssldap to nss_winbind  
>> but
>> have one problem.  My user's home directories are in the format of
>> /home/user/<$first letter>/<$second letter>/<$username>
>> (/home/user/d/h/dhaknes).  Looking at the template homedir it doesn't
>> appear that I can use this format.  Is there away to pull the first  
>> and
>> second letters of the username as variables to use in template  
>> homedir?
> No but this would be easy to implement.  The nss_info API allows
> you to write a new plugin.  if you code in C, I can point you right
> at what to do.  Maybe an hour's work.
>> Side question, I'm looking at using pam_mkhomedir and
>> it is creating home directories for computer accounts
>> is there anyway to prevent that?
> Not really.  A Computer object is derived from a user object
> in AD.  SO both share the same set of base attributes
> (i.e. a computer is just a special type of user).
> cheers, jerry
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