Right now I have a Server running Windows 2003 server as a Domain Controller serving as File server, Proxy/Firewall server, Mail Server(Exchange 2003 server), and some other 16 bit, 32/64 bit accounting applications.
Now We are purchasing a new IBM server which is going to come with LINUX preinstalled.
Now I want to know that Does LINUX has something called Domain in its own.Basically I want the following goals to achive:
Linux server working as a central repositry of all the resources lice Active directory in windows.
Windows 98, 2000 and Xp clients should join linux network such that when user wants to login to the clien it can use the LINUX users to login.
I do not want my users to login with local username and password and provide the samba username and password in order to access the network resources.
As my users are not fixed to a particular machine so i want them to login to any machine through out the network.
Rest I can configure my Linux server for SAMBA, SENDMAIL, SQUID, DNS etc.
But I want a PLAN OF ACTION .