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Old 08-21-2003, 01:40 PM   #1
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Synchronizing Users Across Multiple Servers


I have an old Samba server where I have created all the users for the company. I'd like to replace our current e-mail server with either Sendmail or Postfix, but I'd like to know how I can synchronize all my users between the two servers so I don't have to duplicate the users on every server. I currently do this for our Novell and Linux servers and I'd like to eliminate the extra step.

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Old 08-21-2003, 01:53 PM   #2
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Take a look at OpenLDAP you can authenticate samba and system accounts to it's database.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:03 PM   #3
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I had a feeling OpenLDAP would be mentioned. I have no idea why, but I just don't get LDAP. I understnd what its all about, but it seems extremely complicated to me. Is this fear unfounded or is it truly as bad as it seems?
 
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I got it up and running ok authenticating samba users and mail users.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 09:35 AM   #5
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David,
I'm still going to tinker with OpenLDAP to synch users on our Linux and Novell servers, but I found a really nice way to synchronize users and software in Linux only using Webmin. Setting up an Webmin server cluster is as easy as typing an IP address for each server then clicking "SYNCH". As long as users have the same password for both servers, it works like a charm.

I knew there was a reason I chose Webmin to help administer my servers!
 
  


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