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Re: [SLE] Question: NFS for beginners
- From: chris.reeves@xxxxxxxxx (Chris Reeves)
- Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 09:41:18 +0100
- Message-id: <38F436AE.2E9211B3@xxxxxxxxx>
"Argentium G. Tiger" wrote:
> Seems I'm living a life of balance... One problem solved and posted
> for everyone to benefit from, another question pops up and I need
> everyone's help. :-)
That's what make Linux fun, isn't it? ;-)
> I've got home directories on my files server.
> I'm running Samba, and all my windows boxes get their home directories
> assigned to /pchome/%S (ie, /pchome/username) to keep them separate
> from their linux home directory.
> I'd like to set it up so that all my linux workstations get their home
> directories from the file server. I'd like the file server to be the
> only repository of login authentications (ie, the only holder of
> /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow).
> I've got about 6 different user accounts that have (unfortunately),
> different user id's. Ie, "agtiger" might be user id 500 on one box,
> and userid "503" on another. I didn't add them in the same order.
For this you'll probably need to set up NIS/YP. This would be a great time to
get stuck into /usr/doc/howto/en/NIS-HOWTO.gz - have fun!!!
> I know I saw someone else recently post that they did this kind of
> nfs home directory sharing, and that they wished they'd done it
> much sooner.
> Anyone willing to post their NFS configuration files so I can get
> a jumpstart and don't have to tackle this with "trial-and-error (mostly
> error)"? ;-)
I set up a couple of NFS server/clients a couple of weeks ago for the first
time. I didn't find it at all complicated, but then again it was a reasonably
simple configuration that I was dealing with. All you really need to do is edit
the /etc/exports file as appropriate (see 'man exports' for help with this) and
then restart the NFS server with the command 'rcnfsserver restart'. All this
has to be done as root, of course.
This is where Linux gets really fun...
Apologies to everyone who has been waiting for replies off me over the past few
weeks - I've been away from my computer. I'll try to catch up with my email
the coming days, but don't be surprised if you get a reply in a month's time...
-o)/ / (_)__ __ ____ __ Chris Reeves
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