Fedora Home Network

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 16:56:01 UTC 2008

Joe Byers wrote:

> No problem on the hijack:)  It fits the theme here.
> I appreciate everyones' comments. It looks like I need look into NIS using 
> NFS and LDAP, and later on rsync for the laptop.  I have the NFS working 
> on my linux desktop, just need to migrate the local home dir 
> (my wife has all her bookmarksand some documents there) to the server 
> and change the mount points as well as getting the NIS to work in conjunction.

For a few users it might be easier to just keep the uid's the same in 
the separate passwd files.  This will normally happen if you add the 
users in the same order or you can force it by using the command line 
adduser command with -u and -g options.

> The laptop I will probably set the same but with one login that does 
> not require the NFS/NIS mount thereby letting the OS timeout on these 
> connection if I take the machine out of the house.  I do not like 
> laptops except for convenience of flexibility to work around the house.  
> I prefer VNC and when I have traveled in the past I carry a CD with 
> VNC client on it so I can connect to my server securely.

I'd recommend running freenx on the server and the NX client from 
http://www.nomachine.com (cross platform in case any of the other 
machines aren't Linux) when you want to work remotely.  In fact it is 
good enough to run all the time if you want to consolidate everything on 
one server and have the other machines simply log in through the NX 
client.  Then you don't have to worry about the remote uid's or keeping 
anything in sync - and the bandwidth requirement is very reasonable for 
a wireless laptop.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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