[nycbug-talk] Netinfo Domains in Mac OSX (Panther)

Brad Schonhorst bschonhorst
Wed Mar 2 11:28:04 EST 2005

> I would like to setup remote homes for users so it is
> transparent to them on their client machines (individual users, not in  
> a specific domain yet). I figured the best way to do it was through  
> Netinfo Domains. So set one up (pretty easy), I can connect to that  
> domain OK, I put it in one client's directory access, but it still  
> won't authenticate through a remote netinfo domain. I'm not sure what  
> else I'm supposed to turn on. Is it at all supported under panther  
> server?
> Can someone help?

Hey Megan-

Apple moved away from Netinfo after 10.2 and now encourages the use of  
LDAP for this sort of thing.  We have a similar setup here and it runs  
very smoothly.  Apple provides some good documentation here:


Another great resource is Richard MacLemale's site.  He has thoroughly  
documented the steps needed to get a networked home directory setup  
running with OS 10.3-


Hope this helps!


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