[TUHS] The origin of /home

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Sat Sep 29 03:28:01 AEST 2018

On 9/28/2018 12:15 PM, Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:
> On 09/28/2018 10:02 AM, Nemo wrote:
>> This is a bit late but Solaris uses /export/home by default.
> I disagree.
> Or at least not as such.
> Many Solaris systems I've used have put homes in /export/home. But 
> they are /NOT/ supposed to be used /directly/ as the home directory.  
> The intention that they would be NFS exports and that said export 
> would be auto mounted to /home.
> The /export/home is really the /export/ point, /not/ the location that 
> is supposed to be used.
Solaris 10 u10:

beef / # useradd asdf
beef / # grep asdf /etc/passwd

Solaris 11.3:
medusa# useradd asdf
medusa# grep asdf /etc/passwd

When creating a user on Solaris 11, because it requires you to install a 
regular user because you can't login directly as root, it creates the 
home directory in /export/home

Interesting. To be honest, I did not expect Solaris 10 to use /home as 
the default.

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