Multiple Servers tied together
rogerheflin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 17:49:05 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Ashley M. Kirchner <ashley at pcraft.com> wrote:
> We're going to split out main server up into 3, possibly more with
> backup redundancy. The basic setup will be 1 server (USER) holding
> everyone's physical account, 1 server (MAIL) which holds everyone's mail
> spool (INBOXES only), and 1 server (WEB) that will hold everyone's web
> space. A user should be able to log into their account on the USER
> server and be able to access their data which resides on MAIL and WEB.
> I figured I can use autofs to mount the NFS folders as needed when a
> user logs in and out. However, what I'm stuck with right now is the
> user space replication.
> At the moment, our old server is using NIS+ so that another machine
> can verify that someone exists, however that's all it does. If I
> continue with that approach, I will have to manually create folders each
> time on the other machines each time we add a new user. I don't know if
> there's another way of doing that. But I guess the question here is, do
> we stick with NIS+ since it's been working for us in like forever, or
> should I start looking at other options? Ideally I just want one master
> server that contains all the user information (and that will be the one
> they physically log in to) and then have the other ones automatically
> create and share folders as needed. I realize I'm going to be writing
> scripts to make this happen, but before I go that far, I wanted to see
> what kind of input I will receive from this group.
> What's the best approach to this? Switch to something other than
> NIS+? LDAP maybe (I know zip of LDAP, so that may be a stumbling
> block.) Another way to link the machines? Anything?
Use NFS, mount the user directories on all 3 machines in the same
location under the same path.
Use NIS to share the login info and such, user can then login to any
machine and all should look the same.
Why are you needing to replicate the users dirs?
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