Sorry to answer my own post! After trying out all the permutations and combinations of automountkey-add/del command, I figured out the following entry and it works for all the PRE CREATED home folders across all the machines except NFS server, /etc/auto.home:* -fstype=nfs4,rw,sec=krb5,soft,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 hugayat.cohort.org:/& With this entry, it gets automounted if I have the home folder present already in my NFS partition (i.e /xtra/home/XXX). It is not working when I try to login to NFS server. Instead it is creating a home folder on the fly under /home of NFS server. Is this what I can achieve maximum ? or can I have folders automatically created while login for the first time ? Thanks again for making me reach up to this point! Regards,Nidal
Lets try to isolate it a little further. If you log in to that machine as root, and then do su - nasir, does it let you create the directory or give you the same error? I'm guessing it is ssh that is complaining here. If the mount point is set up correctly, you should be able to crete and chown the /home/nasir directory, either via odd job, or just test it as root. What I am guessing is happening here is that ssh is not triggereing the odd job creation of the home directory. Either that, or this particular IPA client was run without the switch to create the home-dir. If Automount is commented out, does the /home/nasir directory get created on the local disk? On 05/16/2011 09:19 PM, nasir nasir wrote: Thanks again! No! it allows auto mount that pre created home folder ONLY to the NFS server. For e.g if I have /xtra/home/nasir alread created, then it automatically mounts while login to NFS server ( ssh -l nasir NFS_SERVER ). But when I try to login as the same user to some other machine ( ssh -l nasir ANY_IPA_MACHINE) it gives the following error, [root@openipa ~]# ssh -l nasir 192.168.1.222 -X email@example.com's password: Creating home directory for nasir. Last login: Tue May 17 04:06:43 2011 from openipa.cohort.org Could not chdir to home directory /home/nasir: No such file or directory -sh-4.1$ ls So it is not working right ? Hope it is clear to you now. Thanks and regards, Nidal If I manually create one home folder( e.g /xtra/home/abc ) under than, then I can mount it, but nothing can be written to it by the user as it gives permission denied error. Yes, but it should allow the root user to create and chown the directory, so the autocreation of home dirs should work.
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