Storing home directories on NFS server

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Thu Sep 7 13:17:21 MDT 2006

On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 01:01:35PM -0600, Lee Higginson wrote:
> Hello,

> What complications may arise (if any) by storing all home directory
> information (for example .bash_profile etc) in one location and mounting
> that to the home directories from machines on different platforms?
> Platforms that will be mounting the  nfsserver:/nfshome to their /home
> directories are Redhat Linux, Solaris, HPUX, and IBM-AIX
> Any ideas/comments/insults?

Well, one possible problem is with different versions of the same
program keeping their dot files straight. This might be even worse
across unicies.

Make sure either that everyone has the same uid:gid on all machines or
that you use anon[u|g]id to translate.

Insults I'll leave to the usual suspects.


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