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/home/vhosts/ or /var/www/

Some web servers I've come across use /home to store the site files: /home/vhosts/www.example.com/ Others use /var like: /var/www/www.example.com/ What's more clean and "Linuxy"? Should we all ...
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Should I encrypt my home directory (Ubuntu Server)? Case scenarios: Dev Server, Production Server, Desktop, etc

I did some searching and found that the biggest downfall is performance. How big is the difference between encrypted vs non-encrypted? What types of setups would you use it for and which wouldn't? ...
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What permissions needed to map a drive in Win7 vs. XP?

We are transitioning from WinXP workstations to Win7. Our users have home directories set up as drive letter G:, assigned via Active Directory. The server is Windows Server 2008. We have a user that ...
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Installing Nose into my home directory (without sudo)?

Is it possible to install Nose (http://somethingaboutorange.com/mrl/projects/nose/0.11.1/) into a subdirectory of my home directory on a Linux machine? (I'm not on the sudoers list for that machine.) ...
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How do I install PyYAML into local install of Python?

I've installed Python 2.6.4 into (a subdirectory in) my home directory on a Linux machine with Python 2.3.4 pre-installed, because I need to run some code that I've decided would require too much work ...
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Pitfalls to using Gluster as a home/profile directory server?

I was asking recently about options for divvying up access to file servers, as we have a NAS solution that gets fairly bogged down when our users (with giant profiles, especially) all log in nearly ...
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How to do central home directories and user accounts on Ubuntu?

I need to set up a network of twenty Ubuntu machines and a server. As it is now, the users have local accounts on the machines, but I want to have centralized user authentication, with all user info ...
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Script to reset home directory permissons on a windows share

Has anyone used a script to reset the permissions on a directory of Home Directories? I'm thinking some combination of FOR loops and CACLS to add an inheritable Modify permission to a folder using ...
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Lab User Accounts

I work for a school division (K-12). While I am most interested in what works well on the Mac, Windows and Linux administrators must face the same issue and have analogous solutions. Most of our ...
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Is it feasible to have home folder hosted with NFS?

I'm planning to deploy some kiosk computers and would like to leave them with a small pendrive as boot disk, keeping the rest at an easy to back up server, ala LTSP. Right now I'm pondering two ...
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Mounting Linux user home directories on CIFS server

I was wondering about peoples experiences with mounting users home directories from an Active Directory authenticated CIFS server under Linux. Preferably the mount would be accomplished upon login ...
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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...