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Old 09-24-2003, 06:11 PM   #1
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howto have the client home dir on a server


Hello all

i need some links to howtos for networking where the /etc/passwd file of the client boxs is pointed to the host server box. So the all the home dir of the client are on the host server and the user profile. I am on a learning curve with linux so the request is as best as i can explain to now.

Thanks and i like the look and feel of the site.

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Old 09-24-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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Sounds like a job for Samba which I'm very green around, but many
other's ain't but will probably pop up and point you in the right direction
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:33 AM   #3
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It looks like you are looking for central authentication. You can do this with NIS, Kerberos or LDAP.

For the home directory sharing, you can use NFS. I think you can use AFS as well, but I am not sure.

Others can add more if I forgot anyting. I am sure that I did.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:29 AM   #4
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Sounds like you need a little Samba and a little Kerberos. Look around at the different posts, and search the posts, you'll find something .
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:27 PM   #5
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thanks sidmark-2850
i have been to the links and unfortunely on surface reading they do not seem to be to my need. i have been geting to grips with nfs. my need is that the local box on its boot up looks for the users profile for the longin not on its self but looks to a remote box where users home's are.
ho the sanba is ont the direction i want it to wards a windows box microsoft.

thanks peaple
 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:26 PM   #6
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What exactly are you trying to do. Can you explain a little more? If you want to have a network of linux boxes and users who can "roam" and maintain the same settings across boxes, you will need a central user authentication system in addition to NFS. If you just create users on 2 or more different boxes, ie clients and server, the UIDs may not be the same. In other words, ldap, kerberos and nis have the effect of copying the /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd files across multiple machines.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:00 PM   #7
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sidmark-2850 thanks again

so the users id are manage by a 'central user authentication system' so the a usre can roam from one box to another. the three different apps are 'ldap' 'kerberos' 'nis' so the client boxs can have the apps for the users. all connect by nfs. i want the data from these clients to be saved on the central server. so say a user use's a wordprocesser and the data from its use it is not saved on the client but the user's home dir on a server. then the same user can go to another box and longin again and retreve the work saved from the other clinents login. so the network is simular to a wheel but with out the rim. allso so that the clients home dir can be deleted. or least dead.

i hope that my quest is a bit clearer. remenber i am feeling and way. thaks all

green-ears
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:17 PM   #8
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sorry the shape of the network i said would be simuarl to a wheel with out the rim that idear is not right its more ramdan but there is only one server with all the user home's

its geting there.

green-ears
 
  


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