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Re: [K12OSN] mapping a drive/home dir via Samba?

I would suggest something like:

mount -t smbfs -o user=*username*,password=*password* //server/share /directory/to/mount/at

The syntax may not be perfect, but I think its pretty clear. Perhaps make dir within each user's home dir to mount into. Obviously there are some security shortcomings you may run into in actually implementing this, but this ought to get you going down the right road.


Quentin Hartman
Technical support Specialist
Fern Ridge School District
Elmira, OR

At 05:29 PM 5/14/2002 -0400, you wrote:

A little background.  I am planning to roll out K12LTSP this summer...I
have a beast of a server in the budget and so forth.  My original plan (I
tried it out and it worked) was to set up one server as the main server to
house the home directories and user info and export the home dirs via NFS
to the K12LTSP server.  This worked although my issue is...I have an
E-Smith server that I love and I've found E-smith (Mitel SME v5) to be a
fantastic file server.  Unfortunately, without some major jury
rigging...E-smith does not support NFS.  (if anyone knows other wise...let
me know)  Anyway...what I'd like to do is to be able to provide my K12LTSP
users with access to their home directories on my E-Smith server via the
K12LTSP desktop.  I accomplish this with Windows simply by using a
netlogon script and mapping the home dir to a drive.  Is there a way to do
something similar via Samba that will enable me to put an icon on the
users K12LTSP desktops that will give them access to their home dirs on
the E-Smtih server?  Any ideas?  I thought about going with a stock RH
server for my file server, and I still can, but I love the features on the
E-Smith server such as browser enabled password changing for the users and
so forth.  E-Smith is a breeze to set up and use as well...I'd like to
have my cake and eat it too.   Thanks for any help you can give.

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
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