[K12OSN] Samba and LDAP integration questions
julian_yap at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 29 02:46:51 UTC 2006
On Sat, 2006-01-28 at 16:27 -0500, David Trask wrote:
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 3:28 AM +0000 wrote:
> >Yep. I'm pretty sure I have this sorted. Would you just mount the
> >users home directory on the K12LTSP servers via NFS when it boots up or
> >have a more dynamic mount when the user logs in? Do you usually assign
> >the students with the same Group ID?
> Mount on startup (boot)....otherwise login can never happen. Home
> directory needs to be in place to login or you'll get a gazillion errors.
Yes, that made the most sense to me. Hearing about 'automounter' had me
> As for group ID....yes...I do, but you don't have to....depends on how you
> wnat everything to be organized.
> In the smbldap-installer scripts there are provisions for creating
> different containers for different "class" groups....example...by
> graduation year...grade level...etc.
Yep, our discussion today led to talk on organization of groups and so
forth and how it is done currently on only the K12LTSP/Linux side. This
will need to be further planned.
I'll check out how smbldap-installer has theirs set out.
Our plan is to take this total solution to many schools so it should be
something pretty standard across the board.
> Another note: Even though smbldap-installer utilizes Samba alongside LDAP
> doesn't mean you have to use Samba....if I were you....try and experiment
> with both FDS and smbldap-installer and find out what works best for you
> As for Samba in FDS...see this
> http://directory.fedora.redhat.com/wiki/Howto:Samba if you do this...let
> us all know how it goes :-)
Yep, I took a read of that wiki entry last night. It was very helpful
and I'll be testing it out ASAP.
I'll keep you all posted.
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