[K12OSN] mounting home directories

Joe Guenther jguenther at chinooksedge.ab.ca
Fri Feb 25 16:54:46 UTC 2005


I had to make sure that in the Novell eDirectory the Home directory was
properly defined and that the user had full rights to that folder.  Once I
had that, the proper folder was properly mounted.

This is what my pam config looks like

-A is to use TCP/IP
-a is to automagically create new users and mount their home dir.

I added all the user contexts so that they do not have to use the context
in their login.

.... this is what works here.

Joe Guenther
= = = = system-auth = = = =
# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth        required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_env.so
auth        sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so likeauth nullok
auth        sufficient    /lib/security/pam_ncp_auth.so nullok
-a -d -L -u2000,4000,pn,gcds -g2000,4000,pn -A
auth        required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_deny.so

account     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so
account     sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_succeed_if.so uid < 100
account     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_permit.so

password    requisite     /lib/security/$ISA/pam_cracklib.so retry=3
password    sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so nullok
use_authtok md5 shadow
password    required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_deny.so

session     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_limits.so
session     required      /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so
session     optional      /lib/security/pam_ncp_auth.so

On Fri, February 25, 2005 9:06 am, Burt Carter said:
> I have installed ncpfs and the pam_auth module.  After I set everything up
> following the directions given here, I was unable to authenticate. I left
> and came back about 30mins later and it worked?? Is this normal? It
> appears to be working now with the following exceptions.  When users login
> I get the  following output from /var/log/secure:
> "user student.hsms.boe had trouble mounting hsms-home/user on
> /home/student/nwhome"
> The student home directory on the Novell 6 server is actually:
> "hsms-home/user/hs/students/student"
> It appears to be attempting to mount the wrong directory to home and fails
> to mount.
> I was unable to follow the last step(step 4) in the K12LTSP howtoz.net
> document because /usr/bin/ncpumount and /usr/bin/ncpmount did not exist.
> THe link I created in /usr/local/bin/ is broken due to this.  Could this
> be causing the problem?
> Also, I see the following error in the /var/log/secure output
> occasionally:
> "WaitPid: Fatal: no child process"
> Thanks,
> Burt Carter
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