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Old 05-21-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
phenderson
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Multiple machines, one login server. Is it possible?


Hi

I have a small home network. One server, my desktop and a laptop.
They are all running Mandrake 10.0

What I would like is to have one acconut on the server, which will authorize users when they login from the desktop/laptop (and run a script once logged in).
Im sure this is possible with Linux but I can't seem to find the name of the software that allows me to acheive this.

Can a kind soul tell me what daemon I need to run on my server.


Thanks
Peter.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 06:35 AM   #2
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The YP-Serv/YP-bind packages will do this. You can also use samba. Which you choose may depend on whether you are using windows on one of your computers, and want central authentication on all of your computers.
It's also possible to have use single location for your home directory. Here is a link for the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy guide which you may find instructional. Having common /usr and /lib would make central administration easier. This guide explains which partitions you may want to do this for.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 07:12 AM   #3
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Thanks ;-)

With your help and a little googling, I have discovered the answer.

So to help anyone else who may have this problem

I need to set up a NIS server.
Here is a handy link with the HOWTO.
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/NIS-HOWTO/index.html


A possible alternative to NIS is LDAP
Which is covered here.
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LDAP-Implement...TO/pamnss.html


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