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    Idly musing on setting up a central document store


    and thinking I might go for it but I'm wondering if I am choosing a workable solution.

    Using NFS have a server with:

    Common document share
    Per user document share (must be private)

    On each client there will be a script to mount the common share and the per user share for the current user. I'm assuming I can't use fstab to mount the per user share as it won't know which user when processed. This script gets run at login.

    Things I am unsure about are

    1. Can I make the per user share private - kind of like a home directory?

    2. The best structure on the server - one exported directory with subdirectories or many exported directories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    and thinking I might go for it but I'm wondering if I am choosing a workable solution.

    Using NFS have a server with:

    Common document share
    Per user document share (must be private)

    On each client there will be a script to mount the common share and the per user share for the current user. I'm assuming I can't use fstab to mount the per user share as it won't know which user when processed. This script gets run at login.

    Things I am unsure about are

    1. Can I make the per user share private - kind of like a home directory?

    2. The best structure on the server - one exported directory with subdirectories or many exported directories?
    You may be better off with one share, but sub-directories for each user, and owned by that user, that are only accessible by that user - no read, write, or execute permissions for anyone but the owner/user.
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    That's the way I ended up going. It just seemed more logical. I gave everybody read access to everything but on reflection, I'm going to take that off.

    Thanks for the confirmation.
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