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Hello everybody, I'm struggling to auto create home dirs when a user login. I have the following infrastructure: 1 - A active ldap and NFS server that exports the /home ...
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    NFS+LDAP+autofs+pam_mkhomedir problems


    Hello everybody,

    I'm struggling to auto create home dirs when a user login.

    I have the following infrastructure:

    1 - A active ldap and NFS server that exports the /home partition with
    the options rw, sync, fs=0 and is used for authentication.

    2 - A ldap client properly configured that can authenticate in the
    server if his home directory is already created in the nfs server, configured
    with pam_mkhomedir in common-session and autofs.

    My problem is that I want to auto create the home directory in the user first login, but when a try to login in the client with a user without a home directory I got the message: Unable to create directory /home/user. Permission Denied.

    There is any way to export the home directory and create the home folders automatically?

    Thanks in advance,

    Rafael Sachetto

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    I have a similar problem only that i get asked a question if i won't to make the / as my home directory. After saying yes i get a blank screen for a while before returning to the login on the client machine.

    I used the Linux Home Networking Quick HOWTO: CH30: Configuring NIS

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