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[SLUG] Linux and Windows integration question
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- Subject: [SLUG] Linux and Windows integration question
- From: Simon Bryan <sbryan@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue May 1 21:32:02 2001
A question to gather some collective wisdom.....(Sorry for the length of
We run Windows workstations (most unlikely to change in any major way),
We have to use MS software (kind of parent / staff driven)
We have run out of space for our user directories on the NT server and so
are looking into a network attachable diskdrive (120GB)
We are also running Linux as our gateway, with Squid, Apache, email and
AUC has been a great success and is driving up computer usage and hopefully
Now the problem:
I want to put all our user directories onto the new 'NetDrive'
I need to share them for use by Windows
I want to make them the same home directories as appear in AUC - currently
'/home/popusers/xxxx/username, where xxxx is the year they started in Year 7
So, am I going to be able to achieve this?
Should I setup the 'NetDrive' as an NT or Linux drive (it will do either)?
When setup how do I get both systems to see the home directories (pretty OK
with Windows - map a drive letter and use that in user creation scripts).
Pretty sure I would do the same from Linux using Samba, but how to set the
At the moment on the Windows computer we have /Users/Students/xxxx/Username
as home directories and only have the one share at /User/Students then use
permissions on the directories to ensure privacy below that.
Is this a job for Winbind?
Any suggestions, resources, readings etc appreciated as I have a couple of
weeks to sort this all out in my head before I have to implement it.
This combined with AUC should pretty well ensure contract renewal! :-)