[CentOS] home on nfs

Fri Oct 27 14:25:40 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

hw wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the home directory of a user on an nfs server and mount it on a
> client.  When the user logs in, they end up in the root directory rather
> than in their actual home directory and need to cd into it.
> The user can read and write to their home directory, so it kinda works
> fine --- but only kinda.  When the user starts emacs, some of the
> settings in ~/.emacs are not applied, but the saved desktop is being
> loaded.
> Both machines are running Centos 7.4.  What could be wrong with the nfs
> mount?
1. Do you have /etc/auto.master set up? How about /etc/auto.home (or do
you set that in auto.master)? Is /etc/exports on the NFS server exporting
correctly (/home server:/exported/homes/&)?
2. Is autofs enabled and running on the client?