Ok, here's the deal. I have a network consisting of 13 Linux boxes (RH and Debian), and 4 NT Servers. I run Sendmail for e-mail, BIND for DNS, CVS, and NT / SAMBA for filesharing. I would like to setup an LDAP server to handle (primarily) authentication to all network resources, and (secondary) as a company-wide address book, central location for DNS Configs, and anything else that I could use it for. I've been working on this for about 2 weeks now, and have been able to get teh OS installed (no prob), and I've been able to get slapd running. The problem that I am having is that when I try to use RPM's (since I'm using RH, I usually try it their way first), I get a bunch of dependancy errors (liblber.so.1 and libldap.so.1), and the only source that I can find is openldap-2.0.11, which will require the new version of openssl and openssh across the board (a move I'm not ready to make yet). At any rate, the basic question (for the 200 points) is how do I configure openldap and 1 RH Linux 7.0 client so that users can authenticate to both boxes off of the LDAP database without having an account (in /etc/passwd) on either box. I may not have asked the question properly, and would be more than glad to offer any details that I could for some assistance on this. Below are the packages (RPMS) that I have to work with currently, and the source that I have to work with currently. I would prefer to either use all source, or all RPM's (except on the Debian boxes) if possible, and can download additional packages / source if necessary:
openldap-1.2.11-15.rpm (I had to install this first to satisfy a dependancy)
openldap-2.07.rpm (this is the version that I can use with my current openssl / openssh config)
openldap-2.0.11.tgz (requires updated openssl / openssh)
pam_ldap.tgz (the version available currently from padl.com)
nss_ldap.tgz (the version available currently from padl.com)
I also have one of the Linux boxes setup as a domain controller in the NT domain, if that helps.