Re: Best Network setup for linux/unix

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Jan 07 2000 - 16:33:43 EST

> I need some suggestions on setting up a unix server farm that all =
> gets authenticated from a single server. What is the best way of doing =
> this?

Advice #1: Don't do it. Not for servers. Otherwise the failure of your
authentication host leaves you dead in the water.

> I know I could use NIS but is that really the best way to do it? The =

NIS works, its not terribly secure. LDAP is more powerful but a bugger
to set up

> problem we are having is that we are using two cobalts, one intel web =
> server, and finally one intel mail server. I want a centralized =

NIS works across OS's and across platforms. Well mostly anyway 8)


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