After releasing intraperson beta, I started working on a administration guide that deals with the administration aspects of intraPerson. For more details check http://www.intraperson.com. But I was stuck with one simple thing. It is easy to create users in LDAP - at least I think so - but how to create home directories for those users in LDAP wherever those LDAP accounts are imported?
I found some solutions, but I was not satisfied as every solution has serious drawbacks. After leafing through the Autofs documents and hacking a bit, I came to the conclusion that the Autofs protocol might offer a much better solution to this challenge.
The result is Autodir, based on the Autofs protocol.