Network Users canot login remotely (Lion)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jared_kipe, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jared_kipe, Jul 22, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011

    jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    Let me preface this by saying that I know quite a bit about linux/apache/php configs, but this is the first time I've ever tried to setup a client login relationship.

    So I've setup Open Directory as a master, with DNS and created a network user. Given that user a home folder (first just as a path "/Volumes/FastStore/Users", then later as a afp:// share).

    On the Lion client machine I bound it to the OD server using the SystemPreferences->Users&Groups->LoginOptions, so from terminal I can "ssh {ip address} -l {user name}" and login and nano/create files in the home directory, and I can "id {user name}" and see the correct numbers as given by the OD server.

    However, on the client machines login window, "Other" trying to login as the user just makes it spin a while and then popup the message "can't login, an error has occurred"

    What am I missing here?

    EDIT: Solved!
    Setting dns to point to the server from the client resolved it. (imho oddly)

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