Hi Hugo, Look to NFS to do that for you. Here's a link to a page in the online handbook. NFS can do exactly what you want
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-nfs.ht ml > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:owner-freebsd- > [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Hugo Silva > Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 10:36 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: NIS on a school network - need some clarifications > > 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 "freebsd-questions- > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"