Is it possible to have roaming profiles for Windows, and portable home directories for Mac OS X be served up from a Linux Server ?
ie: 1 home directory for a mixed environment.
Yes, though its probably too time-consuming a task for a home setup.
*/ - for apple connectivity - */ - Add in the apple schema to your ldap (you'll need to disable schema checking in slapd.conf = schemacheck off) - Configure your mac clients to use your openldap server as a network account server (different in 10.6) - in ldap, add the objectclass "apple-user" to you user accounts and the attributes "apple-user-homeDirectory" and "apple-user-homeurl" pointing to the samba address of your user's home directories.
eg: apple-user-homeDirectory: /Network/Servers/192.168.1.10/homes/bob
useful links: http://www.howtoforge.com/openldap-samba-domain-controller-ubuntu7.10 http://www.spack.org/wiki/AppleOsxIntegrationWithOpenLdap