We are looking for a way to share home directories from our file
server in such a way that the user on a Solaris or Linux workstation
must authenticate to the server in order to mount her home directory
there. Our current configuration has about a dozen home directory
filesystems exported from our NFS fileserver, with several hundred
home directories on each filesystem. This means that the fileserver
must trust root on the workstation, and that root does the mount after
the user has authenticated locally. This scheme is not secure if the
user has root access on the workstation.
Is there a way to do this with NFS? With some other protocol?
With SMB on a Linux workstation, the user must authenticate to
the file server in order to do the mount, even though root is required
to issue the mount command. This is close to what we need. Is there
anything similar available for Solaris?
-Gary Mills- -Unix Support- -U of M Academic Computing and Networking-