[Samba] User home directories on a windows server question.

Per-Erik Persson pere at fos.su.se
Sat Mar 14 09:15:53 GMT 2009

I had a similair problem a couple of years ago.
I tried to get the users credentials to automaticly map the
homedirectories off the windows machine. I never got it working.
In theory it should since the users got a kerberos ticket while they
logged on to linux. But I could not spend to much time on it.

The only solution I got woking was to install services for unix on the
windowsmachine and then export the homedirectories over nfs.
But then I had to spend time to build a script to sync userid:s between
unix and windows.
I don't know it that works better nowdays. I assume microsoft don't want
to build a to good solutions for integrating with unix.

> Okay I've run out of cool ideas and am hoping that someone can offer a
> brilliant solution to this problem.
> I'm attempting to deploy a RHEL 5.3 server as a shared ssh servers,
> user home directories are coming off a Windows 2008 fileserver.  I
> though autofs would be the winning solution but it doesn't/can't mount
> the users home directory using kerberos, RedHat doesn't provide
> pam_mount so until I build that next week I won't know how well then
> works.
> So does anyone have a suggest?  How do you provide smb home
> directories on multiuser systems?
> Thanks,
> Derek
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