[K12OSN] Linux /home, OSX authentication

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Fri Jun 30 15:23:26 UTC 2006


Not sure if you've resolved this or not, but stumbling around trying to 
resolve a diff macOSX issue with Samba that I'm having I found this:

mount-smbfs is the Mac OSX equiv of smbmount on Linux.

maybe someway of throwing that into their login script on the MacOS side 
of things? to mount-smbfs \\Xserve\homedirs\username

or some such contraption? ;)

Incredibly MacOS Ignorant

Shawn Powers wrote:
> I'm hoping someone can at least point me in the right direction...
> I currently have all my accounts stored on a Linux machine, and I use 
> NIS for network authentication.  Due to the vast numbers of OSX clients 
> I'll have next year, I want to move authentication to our Xserve.  I'm 
> pretty sure all my Linux boxes will authenticate to the Xserve happily 
> (correct me if I'm wrong), but I don't want to move my document storage 
> away from my really nice Linux RAID machine.
> Is it possible to configure OSX server to have clients use a /home 
> directory share for their network folder via SMB?  I'm currently doing 
> it via NFS to my OSX users, and having the clients authenticate via NIS 
> -- but it's really a kludge.  I'd love to have the computer mount the 
> home directory via SMB at login, but I'm not sure it can be done.
> Has anyone done anything like that?
> Thanks a ton,
> -Shawn
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