Multiple RHEL 5 Servers running Bind - joining Windows AD and DNS
I am a realitive newcommer to Linux Networking, and I hope I am posting in the proper forum here.
I have 6 RHEL 5 Servers, 1 5.2 32-bit Master Login Server, which services the other 5 RHEL 5.3 64-bit App Servers, for Login and Authentication. I am wanting to intigrate these with my Windows AD. I use Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard.
I currently have the RHEL servers setup to have the 32-bit (5.2) server as the NIS Master, serving NIS out to the remaining 64-bit(5.3) servers.
I also have a Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain Controller serviceing my Windows AD. I would like to be able to inigrate them to be able to use Password Sync and Single Sign-on. I am not real worried about having Kerberos or LDAP running, because the systems are NOT physically connected to any external source. (The network is completely self-contained) I am just wanting to be able to use Password-Sync and DNS between the different networks.
My questions are as follows:
1) Would it be better/easier to make the Windows Server the NIS Master or the RHEL 5.2 Server?
2) If I make the Windows Server the NIS Master, how would that effect the remaing servers who get their NIS info from the Redhat Master?
3) If I keep the RHEL Master as NIS Master, how would I intigrate that with AD and have both shared Passwords and DNS?
Thanks in advance.