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Old 07-22-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
Savita Eli
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Need help:Configuring autofs to automount the home directories of NIS users.


Hi,
I have a scenario:
–NIS server 172.168.1.132 NFS-exports /rhome/station100 to your system and suppose have 3 users (nisx) nis1,nis2,nis3,where x is ur system id.
-- nis1's home directory is 172.168.1.132:/rhome/station100/nis1
-- nis2's home directory is 172.168.1.132:/rhome/station100/nis2
-- nis3's home directory is 172.168.1.132:/rhome/station100/nis3
– nis1's home directory should be automounted locally beneath /rhome as /rhome/nis1
– home directories must be writable by their users
– While you are able to log in as any of the users nis1 through nis3, the only home
directory that is accessible from your system is nisx, where x is ur system id.

Example: station100 would configure the automounter such that nis1’s home directory
/rhome/nis1 gets mounted automatically upon login. The NFS share would be
172.168.1.132:/rhome/station100/nis1

I have been trying this frm past 2 days. Not able to solve.
My auto.home entries:
* 172.168.1.132 /rhome/&
* 172.168.1.132 /rhome/station100/&

My auto.mount entries:
/rhome /etc/auto.home

I have been trying all the ways, but no clue whats going wrong.
Plz help me asap.

Thanx,
Savita.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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The syntax for automount maps are usually:

<trigger> <server>:/my/path/to/nfs/share -<option1>,<option2>

You can use wildcards, but can't remember whether if it matches and fails to mount, whether it continues or not.

I assume the first entry is to resolve the /home/station100 mount. If so and the automounter doesn't continue after a match, something like this should work..

station1 172.168.1.132:/rhome/&
* 172.168.1.132:/rhome/station100/&


So the first entry will catch /home/station1 and the wildcard everything else.

The mounts are generally rw by default, but if you want to specify them then you do this in the auto.home|auto_home file as:

/home /etc/auto.home -rw

And if you want soft mounts:

/home /etc/auto.home -rw,soft


Hopefully I've told you something that will work!

Simon

Last edited by sjevans1; 07-22-2009 at 04:08 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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Hi,

The problems was partially resolved.
I am facing 2 problems with this.
Details:
-----------

Problem 1> Even though,nis1's home dir is mounted under /rhome/nis1, Could not able to change to home dir upon login on client(172.168.1.129) and nis user is placed in '/' of client.

[root@aca80181 ~]# ssh -l nis1 172.168.1.129
nis1@172.168.1.129's password:
Last login: Thu Jul 23 11:42:09 2009 from aca80181.ipt.aol.com
Could not chdir to home directory /rhome/station100/nis1: No such file or directory
-bash-3.2$ pwd
/

Problem 2> Though only one user nis1 tried to login, all the users are getting their home dirs in /rhome/

[root@aca80181 ~]# ls /rhome/
nis1 nis2 nis3

My machine configurations:
---------------------------------
NIS server: 172.168.1.132
Shares: /rhome/station100/

NIS Client: 172.168.1.129
Needs to mount nis user dir under /rhome/nis which on server is under /rhome/station100/nis

My auto.master entries:
/rhome/ /etc/auto.home -rw

My auto.home entries:
station100 172.168.1.132:/rhome/&
* 172.168.1.132:/rhome/station100/&

Last edited by Savita Eli; 07-23-2009 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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Did you find the answer to this problem?

I am trying for 3 days to solve this problem but with no success I have search the web and amazingly didn’t find the answer to this one
If you solved it please let me know I need it urgently
Thank you
 
Old 08-26-2009, 11:26 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Savita Eli View Post
Hi,

– While you are able to log in as any of the users nis1 through nis3, the only home directory that is accessible from your system is nisx, where x is ur system id.

Example: station100 would configure the automounter such that nis1’s home directory /rhome/nis1 gets mounted automatically upon login. The NFS share would be
172.168.1.132:/rhome/station100/nis1
Hopefully you're not taking the top part of this as a *requirement*. Because the way I read it, it seems more like someone is just letting you know some parameters as opposed to being something that you need to accomplish.

it's either

auto.home:
* 172...:/rhome/station100/&

or

auto.direct (by declaring "/-" in the auto.master):
/rhome 172...:/rhome/station100/&



Other than that I'm not sure why your system isn't working.
 
  


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