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Re: [SLE] Complete Switch
  • From: Adalberto Castelo <castelo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 22:48:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <200404172249.02486.castelo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Saturday 17 April 2004 18:37, Liam Marshall wrote:
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> Some key features I need to implement.
>
> 1 Authentication from the server (NIS? maybe) How to doc would be nice

Yast, SUSE's all in one configuration tool, makes setting up a NIS server and
clients really easy. Just try it.

> 2 Home directories served up from the server, not each workstation. This
> is a biggie. With over 500 kids and the very real problem of them having
> to share the same 35 workstations, I do not want to have to have their
> files anywhere but on the server. With Samba and windows workstations
> this was easy. Authenticate and map the "homes" directories to a drive
> they could access on their workstations. Of course this "homes" directory
> in Samba was pointing to the equivelent Unix user's home directory on the
> server

I think you'd do this through NFS; there may be some performance concerns, but
since I've never had to deal with networks bigger than 4 boxes and with 2
users (my wife and I), I don't have any better ideas. I'd serve all home dirs
from one server (which seems to be what you've been doing with samba, so I
guess the load with NFS should be comparable, but I'm really just guessing).
Again, yast makes it very, very simple to set up NFS servers and clients. If
you open yast, go to the network services section, you'll see that the setup
process is pretty much self explanatory.

Good luck!

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