Create a login server

Posted on 2004-11-21
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Suppose that i have a linux station and i want the login names and the passwords of it to be on another linux-remote. What service do i use at the station and the linuxserver and what configurations?

  Thanks, Teo.
Question by:ttsenis
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Hi ttsenis,
Well you can do this two ways. You can go with a popular way and make the Linux box seem like an NT server using SAMBA http://www.samba.org  or you can go with the more "UNIXy" way use Sun's NIS. NIS is a domain system similar to what you want to do; a How-To can be found here:


Well those are the two services you could use. I would prefer NIS in the situation you are describing.

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> a linux station and i want the login names and the passwords of it to be on another linux-remote
Besides, NIS (Network Information System), there is another popular method: LDAP.
The openldap is the open source package.
http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin22/quickstart.html   <=== Quick start guide


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