Re: automounting home directories with nfs
normally... you want /home to be automounted so that
your home directory and look and feel is the same on
any machine you login on...
where you should put /home is a separate issue
where these paths are defined in your /etc/passwd too
simplest way to accomplish automounted /home dir
whenever a user login is to use autofs
verify that /home is exported on home_server to the
machines you want to allow them to see your home_server:/home dir
on the other end...
First manually test that you can mount the machine
client# mount home_server:/home /mnt/test
if that works...than can automount /home
save the current ( un-wanted /home )
cd / ; mv /home /home.generic
whever a user login, automount home_server:/home for their home dir
ln -s /.autofs/home /
To automount using autofs....
/.autofs /etc/auto.home --timeout 600
home -fstype=nfs home_server:/home
ls -la /home - should show you links
ls -la /home/andrew - should show you stuff on home_server
after all that works...now you can worry about the various
On Fri, 25 May 2001, Andrew D Dixon wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to set up a small network and I'll be using NIS and NFS for
> home directories.
> I was wondering if it's possible to only mount a user's home directory
> when he tries to log in. This way I'll only have one home directory
> mounted on the box at a time and I can avoid putting an unnecessary load
> on the server.
> any suggestions?