[Klug-general] Shared folders & users.

David Halliday david.halliday at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 15:01:01 UTC 2015

Most off the shelf NAS solutions are very flexible with authentication and
should integrate easily with an existing network.

I don't think I can add anything more insightful than Alan, but here are a
couple of comments from my experiences with NAS:

You can mount NFS at boot time (I used this to distribute updates to the
/etc/ directory over a network a few years ago). I have some old notes (I
last updated the website in 2010) on that here:

Some years ago I found myself working with a NAS box which wasn't fit for
purpose (I had been advised to order the wrong model) in that it didn't
integrate with the active directory infrastructure in place. My solution
(dirty hack), was to use a small linux host to mount a couple of shares
from the NAS and then share those using Samba/Active Directory (for access
control). It wasn't pretty, but none of the users ever complained about
performance and the solution turned out to be very reliable.

On 31 December 2014 at 17:12, jwmartnet . <jwm.art.net at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've got a new NAS, and have only dabbled with NFS before. I want to
> create users on the NAS and mount their home directories usign NFS on
> the client. I want the users on the client to match to users on the
> NAS. I want these folders auto-mounted by the client so user and me
> are kept happy.
> Is LDAP the right path to getting this sort of thing working?
> Cheers & Happy New Year! :-)
> _______________________________________________
> Kent mailing list
> Kent at mailman.lug.org.uk
> https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/kent
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.lug.org.uk/pipermail/kent/attachments/20150106/495408eb/attachment.html>

More information about the Kent mailing list