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Re: [K12OSN] New FC3 server, how to export /home correctly?



"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com> on
Tue May 10 2005 at 14:09 +0000 wrote:
>Awesome to hear.  I was beginning to wonder if you had succeeded or
>given up.
>
>I just wonder what problems you will have in the future with adding or
>removing users.  Maybe someone out here has a suggestion to writing a
>cron or how to use rsync to keep those files updating automagically
>without you having to copy those files out to 5 servers everytime you
>change/add/remove a user.
>
>Now I hope you documented this all for the next upgrade :-)
>
>Thanks for not giving up!

Attaboy!  Glad you got it working!  That's so cool!  Not now, but
ultimately something like Samba/LDAP would be a much easier way to go. 
you'd only have to maintain users and files on one machine.  It's a cinch
to set up too now that we have the smbldap installer.  You could run it on
the "master" server and simply export /home like you are doing now...you
lose nothing in performance as you are exporting /home already....the pain
you're having with authentication now is what will go away.  You simply
set up the master with all the user accounts and use "authconfig" to tell
the other servers to get their users from the master.  One set of
users...one home dir.  Maybe something you can try this summer?


David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
(207)923-3100


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