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Re: different home directories on different servers

On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 11:54:32AM +1200, Harry Hoffman <h.hoffman@auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

>    Does anyone have a schema that would allow for seperate home 
> directories under each user entry? (ie user: hhoffman server: test home: 
> /home/hhoffman; server: test1 home:/export/home/hhoffman)
> Or can anyone think of a good way to do this?

Doesn't that rather defeat the object of having a centralised
database of users?

If you really want to do this, you should look at using an automounter
(e.g. Amd or Automount). Give user home directories a logical name
like /home/<groupname>/<username> and then use the automounter to
manage /home - it can then implement different things on different
servers. The data to drive the automounter can be kept in LDAP (but
*not* in the user entries).

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