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Old 11-29-2002, 01:03 PM   #1
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Linux Login Scripts

I've been using a linux server with 2-4 win98 clients for a couple of years with good success. I use samba as a pdc with login scripts. The windows favorites and my documents are mapped individually for each user which is nice.

I want to upgrade my software but rather than pay for 3 copies of XP and Office I'd like to try using Linux and StarOffice for the 1st time as a client.

I assume I'll use NFS to share server drives but I don't know how and where to setup the scripts that'll set the mappings based upon the user who logged. For instance every user would have a path to thier home/docs directory on the server but only certain users would have access to system and application directories.

I understand networking but haven't use linux as a client, I just need a step in the right directions.

Old 11-29-2002, 02:26 PM   #2
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This sounds like a permissions thing. As you know there are read, write and execute permissions on every directory and every file in nix for each user, group and other.

That's a 2D matrix - decide which programs directories you want to give which users permissions for and you should be fine - have a look on google/linux for howtos on permissions and have a look at the chmod and chown command man pages.

Old 11-29-2002, 04:10 PM   #3
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I'm familiar with permissions and ownership.
I haven't started my project yet.

What I'm trying to reproduce on linux is the windows domain login script.

net use s: \\server\shared_directory /yes
net use u: \\server\user_home /yes
net time \\server /yes /set

I guess I'm assuming I can sync the time with the server, push files to clients and yes, attach to specific shares (nfs) based upon a login script.

Can this be done? Is it normally done or do you just hide files and directories from certain users based upon user:group privileges.

Old 11-29-2002, 05:06 PM   #4
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man exports

There is an example in there that should be pretty close to what you
want to do (if I understand you correctly).

man exportfs


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