Subject: Authorization en masse
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Louis Guillaume <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/06/2004 15:18:01

I have a situation where there is a NetBSD file server running AFP 
services via Netatalk, but all the users for whom this service must be 
available are stored in an Open Directory (OD) database.

The questions are: On NetBSD...

1. Must I create a local user account for each user (for authorization 
purposes) if the authentication is to be done via Kerberos? (OD can be a 

2. If the answer to "1" is "yes": is there software out there that will 
automatically import the user accounts to the local user database? Or 
will we have to do a script with "useradd"?

3. Has anyone had any success with such a scheme (involving a NetBSD 
fileserver) that would be willing to help out?

... The idea is that the Netatalk/NetBSD server will share up the Mac OS 
X users' home directories. As they log in at the login window they 
retrieve a tgt and a service ticket for the afp service on NetBSD, 
allowing them to mount their home directory.

Any help would be great.