[K12OSN] Home directory issue

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 13:51:38 UTC 2008

I have a strange issue with some new accounts.  I am using LDAP and
created some new accounts. The home directory is specifed as
/home/Grad_year/user_account in ldap.  On the fileserver, home
directories were moved a few months back from /home to
/large_disk_array/home and /home was then linked (ln) to
/large_disk_array/home.  All the LTSP servers mount the array as
/home, and everything seems to work.  On the fileserver, the account
exists in the correct location, and su - to that account ends up in
the correct location.

All the accounts can log on from the LTSP servers as well, and
everything works. BUT ... if you cd to /home/Grad_year and type 'ls',
the home directory for the new users does not appear.  If you type "ls
-d /home/Grad_year/user_account" it shows the account and if you type
"ls /home/Grad_year/user_account", it shows the correct contents.

I have no idea what is going on with these accounts.

Dave Hopkins

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