allow cifs system users to attach to a linux box

I.A. Taylor iat at st-andrews.ac.uk
Thu Nov 13 20:44:52 UTC 2014


Scott

I am wanting to run a linux machine
(not a dual boot - a stand alone linux machine)

This linux machine will allow various users to login

Some of the users will have their home space on a linux machine
(I know how to do that)

But some of the users will have their home space on a windows
server (ie cifs directory)

That is what I do not know how to do

Regards

Ian Taylor



On 13/11/14 19:23, Scott Blair wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-11-13 at 14:04 +0000, Ian A Taylor wrote:
>> Sir/Madam
>>
>>
>> I am looking to configure my linux box, such that
>>
>>    A user whose home space is on a Windows (cifs) system
>>
>> Can gain access
>>
>> I suspect I need to alter entry in auto.home
>>
>> But I am not clear of the format of the line that goes in their.
>>
>> In particular, I am not sure, how I tell the entry in auto.home
>> to resolve the uid/gid of each particular user
>>
>> Any help would be sincerely appreciated
>>
>>
>> Thanking you.
>>
>> Yours sincerely
>>
>>
>>
>> Ian Taylor
>> University of St.Andrews,
>> School of Physics & Astronomy,
>> North Haugh,
>> St.Andrews,
>> Fife  KY16 9SS,
>> Scotland.
>>
>> e-Mail :- iat at st-and.ac.uk
>> Tel    :- (0)1334-463141
>> Fax    :- (0)1334-463104
>>
>> The University of St Andrews
>> is a charity registered in
>> Scotland : No SC013532.
>>
> Are talking about dual booting a system
> with Windows and Linux. Then setting the
> home directory in Linux to the home
> directory in Windows? Or are talking
> about 2 different computers, one
> running Linux, another running Windows.
> Then setting the Linux Home directory
> to the Windows directory on another
> computer?
>
>

-- 
Ian Taylor
University of St.Andrews,
School of Physics & Astronomy,
North Haugh,
St.Andrews,
Fife  KY16 9SS,
Scotland.

e-Mail :- iat at st-and.ac.uk
Tel    :- (0)1334-463141
Fax    :- (0)1334-463104

The University of St Andrews
is a charity registered in
Scotland : No SC013532.




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