In a Linux network environment, is it a wise choice to put the user's home directory on a remote hard disk?
The advantage would be that a user can login on any machine and have its own home directory available.
The problem is performance: doing the most common operations (e.g. opening a directory window) can take forever! On the other side, other operations are completed very quickly.
Even launching an application from the local hard disk can be slow, maybe because the user's files are still far away.
Could a remote home directory be the cause of these problems?
What could be the solution? Would a local home directory periodically copied to the remote disk be a good idea?
Linux OpenSUSE 11.4 I don't know much about the network configuration.