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LDAP automount home dir based on machine

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Hello,
   I have an LDAP install with RHEL 5.4 with users authenticating against LDAP with users home dir automounting at login. I would like to change this to have the home directory change depending on which group of servers the user is logging into. I have not found much info on this but it sounds like it should be doable. Does anyone here have experience with this?
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Yes. I have experience with this and yes this is doable.

In our setup different groups of servers are configured with different search bases in ldap.conf. Data that is the same globally is referenced from the various different searchbases. This is probably the most complex way to do it, but you do not need any local config on the servers (other than automount: ldap in nsswitch.conf).

In a somewhat simpler setup you keep the auto.master local and you define the proper map in it:
/home ldap://<ldap-server>/cn=thisservergroupautomaps,ou=automaps,o=yourorg
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Thanks, this is very helpful!
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