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Old 11-21-2004, 06:00 AM   #1
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Hi
I am looking for a software which would run on a server, which would allow clients from other pc's to log in on the server with their username & pw. their home folders should be located on the server. (quotas with 1000 mb e.g.) we have that at school with novell clients running on win98 & xp, but I am looking for something to run under linux.
they should be able to log in on the server directly when logging in at gdm.
is openldap what I need? I am not sure, on their website they say it's for storing information, but how does authentication work?

thanks alot

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Old 11-21-2004, 07:32 AM   #2
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Are you wanting to use an existing database of usernames and passwords? If so, where are they stored just now?
 
Old 11-21-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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of course it would be very cool if I could store them in a mysql db.
but I am open to other things, but I know mysql best. is this a possibility?

hadn't thought about that, but sounds great!

thanks alot

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Old 11-21-2004, 09:10 AM   #4
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If you don't already have a user list then why not just use the shadow password file?
 
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If you don't already have a user list then why not just use the shadow password file?

please explain a bit further. you mean a pwd file on the server? where would I define not to check in the local /etc/passwd file?
Shouldn't I be working with PAM & openldap?

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Old 11-21-2004, 10:39 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by quarry_06
please explain a bit further. you mean a pwd file on the server? where would I define not to check in the local /etc/passwd file?
I was suggesting using the local password files.
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Shouldn't I be working with PAM & openldap?
I'm not sure at this stage what advantage you would gain by doing this.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:10 PM   #7
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well I want to learn it, but I haven't been able to figure out now what I actually need. so I will try openldap and pam.
so basically I install a slapd on my server, and then?

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Then start it, add your users, configure pam and that's it.

For managing your users - try these:
http://phpldapadmin.sourceforge.net/
http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/~gawor/ldap/
 
  


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