Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc
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On Fri, 4 Jul 1997, Yann Dirson wrote:
>Nils Rennebarth writes:
> > Please read /path_to_kernel-2.1_source/Documentation/transname.txt
>File read. Very interesting indeed.
> > I then suggest to mount /usr and /etc from the central server. /etc could
> > overmount an existing /etc with a minimum of files in it needed while /usr
> > is not reachable.
>Yes, that might solve the problem for /etc. This may cause problems,
>though, because it would make the /etc dir on the server writable to
>all other systems...
Better mount /etc readonly, and either centrally administer all etc's or
create /etc/..#hostname=host_a#'s owned by a the administrator of host_a,
that may be changed by him/her loggin onto the central server, by ssh,...
>unless there is a mechanism to prevent that, such
Well, assuming you'll have a local user on the server for every root
account on the client machines, the above proposal gives you about the same
functionality. It's not really elegant however.
\ / | Nils Rennebarth
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