I'm trying to set up a working model of a linux computer lab in an effort to get one set up at my high school. Dunno if it'll work but... that's another thread
Anyway, I have a server, and after my first round of research/googling, I got Kerberos set up. I can understand how it works and all that's good, but it seems ther kerberos simply doesn't facilitate full network logins; the users still must have an entry in /etc/passwd. Is this a misconfiguration on my part, or is it actually the case?
Searching here, I stumbled upon this link:
A NIS setup is described there that facilitates network logons. Should I try to get NIS working instead?
Once all that is past, can anyone recommend a method for mounting home directories over the network?
I hesitate to use NFS because someone with a laptop running linux could just connect to the network, mount the share, and get root access to it, or such is my understanding.
With Kerberos, I was looking hard at using AFS, which is a distributed network file system that uses Kerberos for authentication. Using AFS will be difficult if I switch to NIS, it seems, so can someone point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance, I seem to be in a bit over my head.