Coda File System

Re: Question regarding user management in CODA

From: François Cerbelle <francois_at_cerbelle.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:41:31 +0100 (CET)
On Jeu 15 février 2007 22:42, Davor Ocelic a écrit :
> Coda server stores all files under a normal filesystem
> directory or mount point, such as /vicepa/ on the server,
> but the files in there have coda-specific internal organization
> and are not directly usable like files you see in say, /home/.
> (Therefore - you can't export them via NFS/Samba/whatever..).

Hi,

I did not try, but it might be possible to export with NFS the directory
/coda/realm ?
But what about authentification tokens, as they expire ?

Instead, it could be possible to make a soft link on the workstations :
/home -> /coda/realm/users
or to change the home directory in the NIS map from /home/... to
/coda/realm/...

But we should address another problem : the login process on the
workstation must get a coda token for the user ! Otherwise, he will be
logged in on the workstation, but will have no access to his/her $HOME !

It was just some ideas as I already wondered how to do it. But I never
tried as my Coda server is far away on the internet, it was too slow to
access my home directory.

I hope it will help
Francois
Received on 2007-02-16 04:44:32