Hi Dmitri, I do realise my question is borderline and I accept that it is considered off-topic.
I did post it here because I believe it's not *only* about NFS, but also about its interaction with freeIPA. The issue of NFS home and in particular about their creation is touched in all the links I posted (all about freeIPA) and never really answered. Best, Roberto On 19 March 2015 at 19:36, Dmitri Pal <d...@redhat.com> wrote: > On 03/19/2015 05:29 AM, Roberto Cornacchia wrote: > > On 6 March 2015 at 11:15, Martin Kosek <mko...@redhat.com> wrote: > >> On 03/06/2015 10:56 AM, Roberto Cornacchia wrote: >> >>> Hi there, >>> >>> 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 DSM 5.0. >>> The ideal plan is to use it as host for shared NFS home dirs once we >>> switch our >>> desktops to freeIPA. >>> >> >> Great! >> >>> >>> > Hello, > > 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?): > > http://wiki.linux-nfs.org/wiki/index.php/NFS_and_FreeIPA > > http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/FreeIPA_Guide/automount.html > > http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/FreeIPA_Guide/users.html#home-directories > http://adam.younglogic.com/2011/06/automount-and-home-directory-creation/ > > 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? > > Best, Roberto > > > > > Some of these questions are really outside the scope of this list. > You might consider asking them on the NFS list. > > -- > Thank you, > Dmitri Pal > > Sr. Engineering Manager IdM portfolio > Red Hat, Inc. > > > -- > Manage your subscription for the Freeipa-users mailing list: > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-users > Go to http://freeipa.org for more info on the project >
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