NFS + ZFS - Base System readonly
feenberg at nber.org
Sat Aug 18 22:50:35 UTC 2018
On Sat, 18 Aug 2018, Philipp Vlassakakis wrote:
> Is there a way to have a separate passwd file for each client and not to use the one of the template?
> I want to set up independent machines with different users. (NIS is not an option)
In the FreeBSD diskless booting process, each client receives the default
/etc overwritten by whatever files we want to differ across clients with
client specific files. We overwrite fstab on nearly every client and
passwd on a few.
I understand why you might want to avoid NIS. NIS was unreliable and
undiagnosable when we used it, so we stopped using it. LDAP wasn't any
better. It is a great relief to have an actual password file to examine.
I couldn't find any information about this process in the Handbook, but
the man page - "man diskless" or on the Web at:
does have this information, as does:
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