Originally Posted by richinsc
Okay, Thanks TBone.
Second question would be if I go with LDAP could windows machines authenticate to NIS server or would I be required to Setup AD Sever. As of moment all systems are linux but at sometime there may be a Windows box that just has to be part of the network. So I want to be prepared for that. Let's hope it never gets to that point.
If you go with LDAP, why would you need NIS or AD???
These are all just authentication mechanisms. You only need one. Windows can work nicely with LDAP, but (I take it as hearsay...I don't do Windows
), there are some tricks to getting it working 'just right'. I know my Solaris/AIX/Linux systems, all have zero problems with LDAP, and integrate beautifully at build time.
Be SURE to set up a master/slave setup, though, and have GOOD recovery plans in place in case one dies. Remember, the more pieces you have authenticating to this box, the more things that will be affected if you CAN'T authenticate. This is true for NIS, AD, or whatever else you use for enterprise logins.