Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Fri Apr 2 16:04:58 UTC 2004

Now I understand what the problem is (what I've been 'missing')

They want home directories on W2k servers accessible from linux computers.

Mine are all done the other way around.  All workstations access the same 
home directories on linux servers.

I have found that if the usernames are the same on both servers, then the 
user can get access to both home directories using UNCs instead of drive 
letters.  This is how our E.A.S.T. students access data from their home 
directories on the linux server (Student's) from the E.A.S.T. lab (W2k),


On 2 Apr 2004, Jonathan White wrote:

> One of the home directory problems I've encountered (finally got
> samba/winbind working after working on other projects for a month or so)
> is that using a Linux workstation (setup using K12LTSP 3.1.1 ISO's that
> I had handy) to connect to a Win2K server, the Linux home directory and
> the home directories we've setup for our users on the Win2K server don't
> match up.
> This may be a relatively simple thing to get figured out, I simply
> haven't had time to play with it yet, but it may also be part of the
> home directory "difficulties" that people are having.
> On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 08:47, Doug Simpson wrote:
> > Am I just missing something here?
> > 
> > I see many posts about mixing Windows and linux (*nix) (oss servers) and 
> > keeping the same home directories and etc.
> > 
> > unless I am just missing something, what is so hard?
> > 
> > I have windows users using linux (samba) servers and they use the same 
> > home directories on the server they could use under linux on the same 
> > servers.  I use either, and have no problems finding my data no matter 
> > which workstation OS is being used (a terminal with K12LTSP, W98, WXP or 
> > W2K).
> > 
> > Please enlighten me about all the fuss about home directories. . .
> > 
> > Doug
> > 

Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
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