Ask Your Question

FreeIPA Networking

asked 2013-04-19 11:44:41 -0500

deanhunter gravatar image

I have been using FreeIPA for several months for authentication in a small network. Now I would like to add the use of a network file share for user home directories. I have read the "Fedora 17 FreeIPA Guide" section "5.1 Setting Up User Home Directories" and "Chapter 10. Policy: Using Automount" as well as the referenced "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Storage Administration Guide" "Chapter 9. Network File System (NFS)".

I am concerned that "9.10 NFS Support for SELinux" says that NFS does not work with SELinux. I understand that Fedora 18, which I am using, may have features that were not implemented in RHEL 6 at the time the manual was written. How do I find out if this has changed?

I can not imagine using NFS for home directories if it has not changed given the use of SELinux users and types on the directories and files in my current home directory. Are there other alternatives? NFS was attractive because I could also use it as a source for Anaconda Kickstart and ISO files.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2013-08-07 06:59:11 -0500

none gravatar image

updated 2013-10-01 00:50:17 -0500

Check this. In Fedora 20 they plan to add SELinux context to files on NFS share.

edit flag offensive delete link more


The tracker bug ( ) shows the Change has been deferred; support in F20 will be experimental, standard disclaimers apply.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-10-01 01:18:40 -0500 )edit

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2013-04-19 11:44:41 -0500

Seen: 249 times

Last updated: Oct 01 '13