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Old 03-26-2004, 08:18 AM   #1
lapthorn
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User administration


I am just about to a release a Red Hat server on to our network. Our support department are going to manage all user account administration!!!

The Redhat server is not built with X11 so there is no gui for doing this, they are all used to using SCO and the 'scoadmin' program.

Is there a text based User Admin program that anyone knows of, my something using ncurses.


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Old 04-06-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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The usuall commands for useradmin is useradd and passwd, but there must be loads of scripts written for this purpose. I haven't looked around.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 03:56 PM   #3
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if you can get to a libary look at chp 11 page 381-408 of the redhat linux bible isbn 0-7645-3938-8

there is a whole chapter about user management from the command line

if you need any more help send me an email to thomas.ankrom@students.plymouth.ac.uk and i will email you the chapter (if you want) i will be away for 2 weeks from this evening, sorry!
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:07 PM   #4
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Install linuxconf...I think that comes with RH anyway, and it has everything for configuring the system, including users.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #5
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Install linuxconf...I think that comes with RH anyway, and it has everything for configuring the system, including users.
No X was mentioned.. linuxconf is GUI based. And to add to this, linuxconf is not added by any distro no longer as its insecure, buggy and just utter crap. There are better tools to use these days. Not sure about a text or console based tool though, I'd recommend your Admins to learn the CLI to administer. I would hate to think I have admins who couldn't fix a machine if it came down in which they had no GUI admin tool to use..
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:54 PM   #6
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No X was mentioned.. linuxconf is GUI based. And to add to this, linuxconf is not added by any distro no longer as its insecure, buggy and just utter crap. There are better tools to use these days. Not sure about a text or console based tool though, I'd recommend your Admins to learn the CLI to administer. I would hate to think I have admins who couldn't fix a machine if it came down in which they had no GUI admin tool to use..
Linuxconf (at least the version I had) used curses, not X GUI.

As for buggy as hell and insecure...well, perhaps, but it did the job.
 
  


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