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Old 09-01-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
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Linux in a Active Directory Domain


Recently the school I work for has decided we need to get rid of some windows98 computers. They are about a P3 500MHZ. I was given the chance to test out linux on these computers so students could still use them to browse the net and do basic word processing. Does anyone have a suggestion for a OS or a peice of software that would let the students log in to the computers using their AD username/password?


Remember their 500mhz pcs

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Justyn
 
Old 09-01-2005, 02:52 PM   #2
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AD integration is done via samba. http://samba.org
 
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Right...but still the newbie in me has a question. Would that work to allow them access into xwindows. Instead of useraccounts on the box. It uses the user accounts in AD.
 
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Quite right, that doesn't really cover what you want to know... In terms of user logins and such you would normally use a PAM module for ldap. this is normally part of the default distribution of PAM< so is just a case of checking ove the PAM documentation
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice so far. Is there any websits would good info on how to do this? Or what about Operating Systems with this built in. I *think* Suse has it but is there any others?

Justyn
 
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any decent distro will include this, i just checked by Centos (RHEL) server and it has it all set up, the ldap object coming from the nss_ldap package.

lots of lovely info here http://www.padl.com/Contents/Documentation.html
 
  


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