[ILUG] NIS/NFS problem
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Wed Mar 20 23:31:22 GMT 2002
On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 05:48:31PM +0000, Mark Finlay wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 07:15, mukesh agnani wrote:
> > HI,
> > I have setup a NIS&NFS server on a redhat 7.1 machine.
> > I want all users to be able to login to their home
> > directories where ever theuy login onto the network.
> > The homedirectories could be defined on say client1,
> > but they shuld be able to login to it on client2
> > also.
> isn't that the whole point of NIS: the ability to mount the users home
> directory from a NFS server.
No - the point of NIS is to distribute information over a network hence
Network Information Service. NIS has nothing to do with mounting the users
home directory from a NFS server.
NIS and NFS are very often used together, esp. in conjunction with an
automounter, so that a user can sit down anywhere and have his home
directory available to him, automagically mounted from wherever it happens
to physically be - this is very often done with automounter information
distributed as NIS maps.
> I'd take a look at the NIS howto,
and the NFS howto, and the automounter howto, and bear in mind that
automount on Linux has the reputation of not being as stable as a very
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