We have laptops with SLED 10 sp1 on which we want the following:

1. to authenticate the user via eDirectory credentials
2. to NOT have to manually create a local account, ie the network login to
eDirectory automatically creates the local account and homedir
3. to have it all continue to work after the user has disconnected from
the network.

I believe that this is called disconnected login and I thought it would be
a feature of the Novell Client for Linux, but I have not been able to find
anything on it. So does this exist? Am I alone in needing this for our
mobile Linux laptop users?

Thoughts, comments and pointers all welcome and appreciated.