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  1. #1
    David Boyer NNTP User

    linux home directory on NSS volume?

    I'm using OES/Linux (latest patch level) with EVMS, and I have a single NSS
    volume. The rest of my filesystem is reiser (I have a single RAID 5 volume
    partitioned into the separate reiser and NSS volumes, hence the need for
    EVMS). I'm using LUM and have LDAP authentication set up against our
    eDirectory tree.

    Anyway, is it possible to use my NSS volume as the /home mount point without
    breaking POSIX permissions? I'd like our users to be able map a drive to
    their home directory on the NSS volume using Windows XP with the Netware
    client, and also to access their home directly when they log into the linux
    server using FTP or SSH. Mapping a drive to the NSS volume works fine as
    long as I set the user as a trustee of their directory. But in linux, I have
    no rights to my home directory and can't seem to change that.

    Any suggestions, or is this unattainable?



  2. #2
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

    David Boyer wrote:

    > Anyway, is it possible to use my NSS volume as the /home mount point
    > without breaking POSIX permissions? I'd like our users to be able map a
    > drive to their home directory on the NSS volume using Windows XP with the
    > Netware client, and also to access their home directly when they log into
    > the linux server using FTP or SSH. Mapping a drive to the NSS volume works
    > fine as long as I set the user as a trustee of their directory. But in
    > linux, I have no rights to my home directory and can't seem to change
    > that.
    >
    > Any suggestions, or is this unattainable?



    You can make /home an ext[2|3] or reiser filesystem and then share it as an
    ncp volume using NRM or ncpcon. That way LUM enabled users get the right
    posix permissions, and you can also see it as a netware volume. Downside
    is that you don't get most of the good bits form NSS, such as salvage...


    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp

    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...

  3. #3
    David Boyer NNTP User

    Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

    Yeah, I really want to use NSS. That sucks. I had hopes of everyone's
    network drive having a 'public_html' folder within in that they could use
    for web publishing, and that they could get to via NCP, SSH, or SFTP.



    "Mark Robinson" <mark.robinson@no.spam.please.nds8.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:tszzf.1343$MB5.825@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    >
    > You can make /home an ext[2|3] or reiser filesystem and then share it as
    > an
    > ncp volume using NRM or ncpcon. That way LUM enabled users get the right
    > posix permissions, and you can also see it as a netware volume. Downside
    > is that you don't get most of the good bits form NSS, such as salvage...
    >
    >
    > --
    > Mark Robinson
    > Novell Volunteer SysOp
    >
    > One by one the penguins steal my sanity...




  4. #4
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

    On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:38:06 +0000, David Boyer wrote:

    > Yeah, I really want to use NSS. That sucks. I had hopes of everyone's
    > network drive having a 'public_html' folder within in that they could use
    > for web publishing, and that they could get to via NCP, SSH, or SFTP.


    Well, that should still work. Apache is capable of doing that.
    SSH/SFTP will see it, and NCP will allow them to map to it.
    Where do you see the problem?

    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp

    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...


  5. #5
    David Boyer NNTP User

    Re: linux home directory on NSS volume?

    Apache serves the files just fine. The problem is that SSH/SFTP don't see
    the NSS permissions, and POSIX permissions don't seem to work on the NSS
    volume. I can do it with ncpcon, but not NSS.

    "Mark Robinson" <mark.robinson@no.spam.please.nds8.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:pan.2006.01.27.17.24.14.622653@no.spam.please .nds8.co.uk...
    > On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:38:06 +0000, David Boyer wrote:
    >
    >> Yeah, I really want to use NSS. That sucks. I had hopes of everyone's
    >> network drive having a 'public_html' folder within in that they could use
    >> for web publishing, and that they could get to via NCP, SSH, or SFTP.

    >
    > Well, that should still work. Apache is capable of doing that.
    > SSH/SFTP will see it, and NCP will allow them to map to it.
    > Where do you see the problem?
    >
    > --
    > Mark Robinson
    > Novell Volunteer SysOp
    >
    > One by one the penguins steal my sanity...
    >




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