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Date:      Wed, 25 Aug 2004 13:55:21 -0400
From:      "LiQuiD" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   RE: NIS on a school network - need some clarifications
Message-ID:  <000001c48acc$b07fe630$9600a8c0@LAPTOP>
In-Reply-To: <51209.>

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Hi Hugo,

Look to NFS to do that for you.  Here's a link to a page in the online
handbook.  NFS can do exactly what you want

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>] On Behalf Of Hugo Silva
> Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 10:36 AM
> To:
> Subject: NIS on a school network - need some clarifications
> Hi,
> I'm working on a project to change the network on my school to open
> software only (FreeBSD/Linux workstations only).
> I knew about NIS from readings of the handbook years ago, so I
> it today, but there' is something that's missing. I understand the NIS
> accounts reside on the master server and I have to add users on the
> server. But then, users on workstations will have their home
> etc referring only to the local machine.
> I want to have users get their home directories from a central
> too. Is there any 'official' process to make this work, with NIS if
> possible ?
> I plan to have a 'student-shared-area' that will be NFS mounted on
> workstation on boot, but I want each user to have their files
> wherever they login from.
> Also, I assume there is no problem in using NIS accounts with X. From
> logic of it, there shouldn't be any problems.
> A few last questions,
> Since I plan to switch the whole network from windows to FreeBSD /
> (only adding linux because other people want it :-P), I'll need to
> substitute the following applications:
> - Visual C++ (anjuta)
> - MS Access  (?)
> I don't know much about access, but I believe it's possible to have a
> ms-access database server.. if that's the case, is there a open source
> client with a similiar GUI to ms access available ? (note: mysql/etc
> do, the school program says ms access, so we need something similiar)
> Any insight on these issues is most welcome
> Regards,
> Hugo
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