Hi, I'm working on a project to change the network on my school to open source software only (FreeBSD/Linux workstations only).
I knew about NIS from readings of the handbook years ago, so I revisited it today, but there' is something that's missing. I understand the NIS accounts reside on the master server and I have to add users on the master server. But then, users on workstations will have their home directories etc referring only to the local machine. I want to have users get their home directories from a central location too. Is there any 'official' process to make this work, with NIS if possible ? I plan to have a 'student-shared-area' that will be NFS mounted on every workstation on boot, but I want each user to have their files available, wherever they login from. Also, I assume there is no problem in using NIS accounts with X. From the logic of it, there shouldn't be any problems. A few last questions, Since I plan to switch the whole network from windows to FreeBSD / Linux (only adding linux because other people want it :-P), I'll need to substitute the following applications: - Visual C++ (anjuta) - MS Access (?) I don't know much about access, but I believe it's possible to have a ms-access database server.. if that's the case, is there a open source client with a similiar GUI to ms access available ? (note: mysql/etc won't do, the school program says ms access, so we need something similiar) Any insight on these issues is most welcome Regards, Hugo _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"