Network Login - mirroring users/passwords
I have a small network at home, with several users (random friends who visit me really)
I am going to all linux, and I am going to be setting up everybody with home directories on the server, so their settings follow them around
the missing piece of the puzzle is accounts.
Its really annoying to have to create all of their accounts on each machine, is there a way centralise the logins of these users so I can create an account on one machine, and it will give them access on all of them, with the same password, and follow the users around the same way as their directries do?
Also, they should be able to change their pw from any machine and have it change globally.
I looked at the possbility of simply synching passwd and shadow files, but this doesnt appear to be viable as the same password appears to encrypt differntly on different hosts.
I have also thought of using samba, but I would much rather do it in a native-linux way, than to hack an all linux network to play with microsoft technology