my reasons for the Best Network server setup for linux/unix

From: Brent Clements (bclements@imonlineinc.com)
Date: Sat Jan 08 2000 - 00:06:36 EST


Ok...maybe this will shed some light why i'm looking to do all
this....I'm lazy and so are my other administrators :-)...we don't
feel like creating the account on each machine and having to do alot
of configuration to get that newly created account to be synced up
with the rest of the servers we have on the network.

So any help you all have and can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,
Brent Clements
Im Online, Inc.
http://www.im-online.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Brent Clements <bclements@imonlineinc.com>
To: Brent Clements <bclements@imonlineinc.com>; David L. Parsley (lkml
account) <kparse@salem.k12.va.us>; Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: <linux-net@vger.rutgers.edu>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 10:57 PM
Subject: Re: Best Network setup for linux/unix

> Ok..I have a question..I"m not familiar with it...just heard of it
and
> in all my years of using unix I've only authenticated to it....but
> explain what kerberos is and if its something I may want to look at
?
>
> Thanks,
> Brent Clements
> Im Online, Inc.
> http://www.im-online.net
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brent Clements <bclements@imonlineinc.com>
> To: David L. Parsley (lkml account) <kparse@salem.k12.va.us>; Alan
Cox
> <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
> Cc: <linux-net@vger.rutgers.edu>
> Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 10:23 PM
> Subject: Re: Best Network setup for linux/unix
>
>
> > Ok...the other problem we are having is that all of our servers
have
> > different directory structures...and each user may have a
different
> > directory path on each server....how do we over come this? I'm
> looking
> > for something that will just check an authentication database for
> > username and password and/or that database will give the correct
> path
> > based on the server he/she is authenticating from. The reason I'm
> > looking for a solution is that the cobalts put their users in a
> wierd
> > directory structure as opposed to the linux standard of
> > /home/*accountname" or the sysv standard of /usr/"accountname"
> >
> >
> > Any clues?? Or have I confused you all??
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brent
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: David L. Parsley (lkml account) <kparse@salem.k12.va.us>
> > To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
> > Cc: Brent Clements <bclements@imonlineinc.com>;
> > <linux-net@vger.rutgers.edu>
> > Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 7:23 PM
> > Subject: Re: Best Network setup for linux/unix
> >
> >
> > > On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > >
> > > > > 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
> > >
> > > Yup, I think RedHat jumped the gun a tad with the phrase
> 'integrated
> > LDAP'
> > > - but I managed pam & nss ldap on the laptop (and now I'll
> implement
> > at
> > > the college). I agree a monolithic auth server is a single
point
> of
> > > failure and bad. Is there a nice way to do failover w/ LDAP?
(I
> > don't
> > > remember anything from pam_ldap and nss_ldap) Heartbeating and
> such
> > > would make it a _real_ bugger to set up.
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> > > >
> > > > > 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)
> > > >
> > > > Alan
> > > >
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> > >
> > > - --
> > > David L. Parsley
> > > Network Specialist
> > > City of Salem Schools
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