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Old 07-19-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem with remote login (login from another machine)


hi,

I am new to Linux, i heard of remotely logging in ie.., logging from another machine where u r home directory doesn't exist,
so i tried synching /etc/autofs to another computer and tried. i was not able to login, i am using fedora 15. it would be a great help if somebody guide me through this.


Thanks and Regards,
Sai.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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You'll need to give a bit more detail ... normally if you have
an account but no home on a given box you can still log in; you
just get dropped into / ....

And what do you mean by "synching /etc/autofs"?
 
Old 07-19-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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Maybe what you're referring to is ssh. You can install (if not already there) the ssh daemon and configure it and next use an ssh client (ssh on linux, putty on windows) to connect and login remotely.
 
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Maybe what you're referring to is ssh. You can install (if not already there) the ssh daemon and configure it and next use an ssh client (ssh on linux, putty on windows) to connect and login remotely.
Hi,
appreciate the suggestion , the exact point of the question is how to mount my home directory on other machines, so that i will be able to login from any machine with my user id and password.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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Ummm ... mounting your home dir and logging in are two quite
different kettle of fish? You can (if you have full control)
make it so your home gets pulled from a remote machine DURING
login; it's NOT a solution to logging in.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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Expanding on Tinkster's fine comments.

1. mounting your home dir from another system (assuming all *nix systems) would usually be accomplished by NFS.
At the client end, autofs simply automounts NFS exports that are available to you, subject to the usual ctrls.
This is an alternative to putting the entry in the client's /etc/fstab

2. distributed login ctrl (what you're asking for) would probably be accomplished via LDAP

As you mention Fedora, here is the RHEL 5.x Admin HOWTO manual that covers these areas http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html

NB: use of NFS, LDAP etc requires the co-operation of the other systems & therefore their SysAdmins ...
 
  


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