I currently attend the University of Nothern Colorado, and I have decided to help out a professor setup a linux lab for his department. We have decided to use FC5 as the OS since the apps that he is going to be running are supported under both Red Hat Desktop and FC5. There will be one server, 10 workstations, and about 100 users( two or three classes consisting of about 40 students each). The linux lab will be on it's own VLAN, and have the ability to only have web access, and DNS resolution from the University's MS DNS Servers will only be available to the server (I will create a DNS server in order for the workstations to have DNS resolution). The IT Department of the University doesn't support Linux at all, and will not allow us to authenicate against the AD Domain currently in place for students.Therefore, I have decided for the lab to use Fedora Directory Server as the method of user authenication to the server.
Ideally, I would like to have users have the ability to login into any workstation with FDS, and automount their home directory from a shared folder on the server. I have looked at the possibly of using NFS to automount the home directories for users, however I don't know if FDS has the ability to automount a home directory from the server onto the client when the user logs on. Does anyone have any suggestions or directions to help me out in this endeavor?