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Old 08-24-2005, 04:29 AM   #1
steve007
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Question syncronising users


hello,
how can i syncronise the UNIX users and groups between two fedora core systems on a network. could someone send me a link or explain to me how to do this please?

thank you very much

Steve

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Old 08-24-2005, 05:11 AM   #2
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if you do not care about the peoples home directories, you only need 3 files:
/etc/passwd
/etc/shadow
/etc/group

have a look at these file and you will see that this is pretty self explaining.

note: backup the 3 files on each computer somewhere safe, before replacing/editing them - just in case... all you system services usernames and groups are set here too.
and the root password will most likely be in shadow.

mostly normal users who are added get a uid from 1000 +
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:10 AM   #3
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how do you actually syncronise them to another machine tho?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:38 AM   #4
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Ive never actually set this up myself but you could configure NIS and NFS so that one machine stores the users and home directories and the other is a client

This link should help:
http://www.faqs.org/docs/linux_network/x-087-2-nis.html
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:26 AM   #5
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thought of using to ldap?
 
  


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