Best way to mount remote home directories
Posted on 2004-04-22
Ok, I have a difficult problem:
We have a Gentoo Linux/Solaris 2.8 environment. Our user's home directories are on the Solaris box and are being used via NFS.
We are not happy with NFS anymore, so we are looking for alternatives. We were thinking about Samba. The authentication happens via NIS.
What is the best way to automatically map the remote home directories for each user when he/she logs in. (for example via SSH or directly at the workstation).
I guess the mapping of the home directory for each user must happen before the system-logon is complete because config files reside in the the home dirs (.zprofile, for example).
Please help me with specific answers. Stuff like "you could use AFS", doesn't help, I know that myself. I need a spefic answer to my specific problem.
Thank you so much!