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Re: [K12OSN] Linux vs. Novell (Can you help?)

This sounds very similar to how I worked out the problem of
authenticating X terminals to an NT network before Samba was able to do
so.  I ended up creating many generic users, however, in order to deal
with permissions (otherwise any user could access any other user's
mounted home directory).  Having many generic users also allowed me to
keep all the linux configuration stuff out of their NT home directories
(nice because users continue to login on NT workstations as well as the
X terms).

All the scripts I used, as well as a flowchart showing how they all fit
together are available at:

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I hope this helps some, 
Josh Levine

Stuart Highlander wrote:
> Aaron,
> I can tell you what I have so far.....
> The overall scheme of my frankenstein is:
> linux workstation boots up to generic user in user mode 3.  only two users
> reside on linux workstation, root and generic.  generic has access to scripts
> such as loginhsstudent, loginhsfaculty, etc....
> i use this because of the differences in paths to user home drives, ie. hs
> faculty logs in as user.fac and hs student logs in as user.9.stu.. hs fac home
> drive servername\volumename\home\user compared to hs student home drive
> servername\volumename\home\students\9\user.
> my loginhsstudent script prompts the user for username and grade level.  it uses
> the ncpmount command to login to the novell server.  ncpmount prompts for a
> password.  if a successful login, the script creates symbolic links in generics
> home drive to facilitate the starting of X.  the files for these links must
> already be in the user's home directory on the novell side (use a batch file to
> copy these files).  the script then starts X.  when the user logs out of X, the
> script  ncpumount's the novell server and deletes the symbolic links created by
> the script.
> i know this is ugly but seems to work.  i am currently working on the script and
> i am now to the point of creating the links.
> ideas always welcome....
> stu

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