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not sure if this is the correct place, but as I consider myself still as a newbie to Linux I post it in here.
Got a Feisty server up and running, with OpenLDAP, Samba Domain and file share for my Windows machines. And also the Linux clients can authenticate versus the LDAP. So far so good.
Now I would like to have the users home folder to be located on the server. I have a folder there /data/home/<username> which is already in use for Windows - shared via Samba. And I would like to use the same folder for the users home folder under the Linux clients. No worries I have sorted out the above mentioned folders into subfolders for Windows and Linux and Desktop, etc.
How to I get the home folder on a Linux machine pointed to a network location, preferably via SSH?
I have tried with sshfs, receive a warning that the location I am mapping to is not empty (cause the login bash scripts are in the users home folder already) and if I set a flag to ignore this then it does not work either.
Do I map the home folder of the user that is logging in only - after user authentication? Or do I map the folder containing all the home folders of all users before login? Either way I do not know how?
As I am not sure how FUSE works I am concerned that the dummyuser would be used for permission check on the remote drive and therefore the user would not be able to access their actually owned home folder?! Also I am not sure about the options default and auto or noauto, etc.