[CentOS] Strategy for using CentOS on laptops in an NIS
nicolas.kowalski at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 06:20:25 UTC 2008
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 08:45:05PM -0400, Alfred von Campe wrote:
> We use NIS (ypbind) and Kerberos at work for all our Linux and Unix
> systems. Home directories are mounted via autofs from an NIS map.
> Everything works just fine as long as all network resources are
> available (however, things turn ugly when the NIS servers are not
Yes, NIS and autofs/NFS are usefull, but only in a fully connected
> What are other strategies that you use to deal with off-network use in
> an NIS environment?
I would suggest you configure their laptops outside of your
NIS/autofs/NFS environment, create them specific accounts on the
laptops, and make them use replication of their office home directories
and resources on the laptop with Unison  (and ssh as a transport).
This way, before they gome home/outside, they replicate from office to
laptop their files; when they go back to office, they push back the
In my lab, this stragegy works well since years.
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