On 03/19/2015 05:29 AM, Roberto Cornacchia wrote:
On 6 March 2015 at 11:15, Martin Kosek <mko...@redhat.com
On 03/06/2015 10:56 AM, Roberto Cornacchia wrote:
I'm planning to deploy freeIPA on our lan.
It's small-ish and completely based on FC21, so I expect
everything to work
like a charm.
Except one detail. We have Synology NAS station, which uses
The ideal plan is to use it as host for shared NFS home dirs
once we switch our
desktops to freeIPA.
The first thing I'm struggling with is to find the correct approach
about NFS home dirs.
The ideal setting would be:
- home dirs on the NAS
- IPA manages automount maps
- home dirs are created automatically at first login
The documentation I could find on these topics includes only
not-so-recent pages (anything I missed?):
Now, I admit I don't have much experience with setting up NFS homes,
with or without freeIPA, so trying to get this done correctly in the
context of freeIPA and without clear howtos isn't very easy, but I'm
willing to get my hands dirty.
The first problem I struggle with is on the correct approach.
From the documentation above, I understand that there is a bit of a
chicken-egg problem about the creation of home dirs.
On the one hand, it would be optimal to have automount maps to load
only single home dirs on demand, rather than the entire /home tree.
On the other hand, if the /home tree is not available, then creating
/home/user1 dir automatically isn't really possible.
Just mounting the whole /home tree would make things easier, but I
don't have a feeling of when it starts to become a performance issue
(assuming recent hardware and up to date software). 10 users? 50? 100?
500? No idea.
The realm I'm dealing with at the moment is in the range of 5-10 users
and probably won't be larger than 50 in the next few years (and if it
will, it means things are going well, so what the heck ;)
Also true that, with such few users, I could just create the homedirs
manually when needed (this is not an organisation where many users
come and go) and just mount the individually.
Any tips about this?
Some of these questions are really outside the scope of this list.
You might consider asking them on the NFS list.
Sr. Engineering Manager IdM portfolio
Red Hat, Inc.
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