Adam Stokes wrote:
On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 09:55:52 -0400
Jeff Clowser <jclowser(a)unitedmessaging.com> wrote:
>Last time I played with this, you did still have to create users home
>directories, though, so you can't completely avoid touching the box.
>But... a fairly easy way to fix this is to have a cron job that runs
>periodically that looks at ldap and creates (and deletes if you want)
>home directories as appropriate.
> - Jeff
>David Irving wrote:
>>Nope.. Once in LDAP and everything is configured correctly on the
>>linux box, you don't have to do anything to passwd or shadow to let
>>a user log on to the box. I currently have this kind of setup using
>>RHEL and it works great!
I haven't done much work with NIS and FDS, however, in openldap using
the nis.schema you could create automount entries that would allow you
to mount those home directories on the fly.
Ah - if you have an nfs server with users home directories, you can (and
a good idea, I'd say). I was thinking more along the lines of home
directories on a local disk, in which case I think you'd have to create
home dirs for users.