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linux home directory on NSS volume?

I'm using OES/Linux (latest patch level) with EVMS, and I have a single NSS
volume. The rest of my filesystem is reiser (I have a single RAID 5 volume
partitioned into the separate reiser and NSS volumes, hence the need for
EVMS). I'm using LUM and have LDAP authentication set up against our
eDirectory tree.

Anyway, is it possible to use my NSS volume as the /home mount point without
breaking POSIX permissions? I'd like our users to be able map a drive to
their home directory on the NSS volume using Windows XP with the Netware
client, and also to access their home directly when they log into the linux
server using FTP or SSH. Mapping a drive to the NSS volume works fine as
long as I set the user as a trustee of their directory. But in linux, I have
no rights to my home directory and can't seem to change that.

Any suggestions, or is this unattainable?


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Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

David Boyer wrote:

> Anyway, is it possible to use my NSS volume as the /home mount point
> without breaking POSIX permissions? I'd like our users to be able map a
> drive to their home directory on the NSS volume using Windows XP with the
> Netware client, and also to access their home directly when they log into
> the linux server using FTP or SSH. Mapping a drive to the NSS volume works
> fine as long as I set the user as a trustee of their directory. But in
> linux, I have no rights to my home directory and can't seem to change
> that.
>
> Any suggestions, or is this unattainable?



You can make /home an ext[2|3] or reiser filesystem and then share it as an
ncp volume using NRM or ncpcon. That way LUM enabled users get the right
posix permissions, and you can also see it as a netware volume. Downside
is that you don't get most of the good bits form NSS, such as salvage...


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One by one the penguins steal my sanity...
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Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

Yeah, I really want to use NSS. That sucks. I had hopes of everyone's
network drive having a 'public_html' folder within in that they could use
for web publishing, and that they could get to via NCP, SSH, or SFTP.



"Mark Robinson" <mark.robinson@no.spam.please.nds8.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> You can make /home an ext[2|3] or reiser filesystem and then share it as
> an
> ncp volume using NRM or ncpcon. That way LUM enabled users get the right
> posix permissions, and you can also see it as a netware volume. Downside
> is that you don't get most of the good bits form NSS, such as salvage...
>
>
> --
> Mark Robinson
> Novell Volunteer SysOp
>
> One by one the penguins steal my sanity...



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Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:38:06 +0000, David Boyer wrote:

> Yeah, I really want to use NSS. That sucks. I had hopes of everyone's
> network drive having a 'public_html' folder within in that they could use
> for web publishing, and that they could get to via NCP, SSH, or SFTP.


Well, that should still work. Apache is capable of doing that.
SSH/SFTP will see it, and NCP will allow them to map to it.
Where do you see the problem?

--
Mark Robinson
Novell Volunteer SysOp

One by one the penguins steal my sanity...

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Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

Apache serves the files just fine. The problem is that SSH/SFTP don't see
the NSS permissions, and POSIX permissions don't seem to work on the NSS
volume. I can do it with ncpcon, but not NSS.

"Mark Robinson" <mark.robinson@no.spam.please.nds8.co.uk> wrote in message
news:pan.2006.01.27.17.24.14.622653@no.spam.please.nds8.co.uk...
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:38:06 +0000, David Boyer wrote:
>
>> Yeah, I really want to use NSS. That sucks. I had hopes of everyone's
>> network drive having a 'public_html' folder within in that they could use
>> for web publishing, and that they could get to via NCP, SSH, or SFTP.

>
> Well, that should still work. Apache is capable of doing that.
> SSH/SFTP will see it, and NCP will allow them to map to it.
> Where do you see the problem?
>
> --
> Mark Robinson
> Novell Volunteer SysOp
>
> One by one the penguins steal my sanity...
>



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