[ubuntu-uk] Networks

Michael Rimicans heed at bigmassiveheed.co.uk
Mon Oct 29 22:17:40 GMT 2007


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/Or you can mount /home on every machine on an NFS / SMB share. Much 
easier than it may sound. Then you get centralized management of each 
user, central store of users data transparently and one place to back 
stuff up. That would be my choice./


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So everyone would login as normal?

Would it be possible to have a centralised usr / password list that each 
system could query?




Darren Mansell wrote:
> Michael Rimicans wrote:
>   
>> Hi all,
>>
>>    Situation:
>>
>>    One room with ten computers (running Win2k) and network hardware 
>> installed.
>>    Internet connection running through a old Netpilot proxy box.
>>    Users would log into a local desktop and would only be asked for a 
>> username and pwd for web connection when firefox started.
>>
>>    Internet was cut off last week and is currently being reconnected.
>>    Have managed to sell the idea of Ubuntu to replace Win2k.
>>
>>    Question:
>>
>>      What would be the best way of setting up access so each user could 
>> log onto any system and have access to there own home folder and
>>      desktop settings?
>>
>>
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>
>>   
>>     
> LTSP may be a good idea, you need a server but everything gets booted 
> off the server. Users homes and settings are the same on every machine.
>
> Or you can mount /home on every machine on an NFS / SMB share. Much 
> easier than it may sound. Then you get centralized management of each 
> user, central store of users data transparently and one place to back 
> stuff up. That would be my choice.
>
> Theres lots of ways. For everything you will need a server but you will 
> if you have a Windows network anyway.
>
>   






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