[CentOS] Seeking advice about auth/home serving

Laurent Wandrebeck l.wandrebeck at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 14:26:06 UTC 2008


2008/10/15 Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
<snip>
> automount is actually quite a good tool if you really need to do this
> kind of stuff, which in your case you will probably have to anyway.
> The setup with automount is actually good in that volumes will be kept
> mounted only while they're used (if you use a short enough timeout),
> and in your case it seems that they will be seldomly used, so you
> would not have NFS mounted filesystems most of the time.
agreed, I guess there's no other way.
>
<snip>
> NFSv3 -> NFSv4 also looks good, but I would say this tends to be a
> more risky upgrade, since NFS3 is quite stable and NFS4 is still
> somewhat new and you may end up having some surprises with it.
> Personally I will still stick with NFSv3 for a while.
I'm currently reading
http://www-theorie.physik.unizh.ch/~dpotter/howto/kerberos
(ldap/kerberos/nfs4 howto), and I think I'll follow that, minus nfs4.
I've taken a quick look at Directory Server, it seems nice but a bit
overkill for the size of the network.
Thx a lot for your advice.
Laurent.


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