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Old 03-10-2004, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hi all,

This should probably go in the Newbie fourm but I am not sure...

I have a really basic question but I am not sure where to start to find out the answer!!!

I have 3 Linux machines 1 running Redhat 9 and 2 running Redhat 7.3. The Redhat 9 machine is used as a file server and the 7.3 machines are used for running analysis jobs.

How do I set up the file server (Redhat 9 machine) to serve usernames and passwords? All I want to do is add all users to this machine then be able to log on to both of the 7.3 machines with these user names.

In the future I will be adding more 7.3 machines and they will need to be able to user the usernames as well.

Thanks in advance for you help.

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You are probably looking for NIS

Take a look at the howto:
Old 03-11-2004, 05:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, I think that I am going to set up a NIS server and NIS clients. I have downloaded the HOW TO from TLDP and will let you know how I get on.

Thanks Again

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You'll probably want to server your home directories over NFS too, otherwise you won't have the same files on each PC. should help.




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