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Old 09-11-2002, 12:39 PM   #1
therizwaan
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Designing a Linux Network Infrastructure!?


Hi,

Is there any Network model and groups in Linux like in Winnt 4 / Windows 2000? like domain users, domain groups, etc., (mostly microsoft terminologies).

In WINNT 4, there are

1. PDC (Primary Domain Controller) and {to authenticate users on the Lan/Domain}

2. BDC (Backup Domain Controller) {it authenticate when PDC gets down)

Is there any equivalent concept in Linux to PDC and BDC.

Please also suggest how Linux Network design is different from Win2k/NT Network design. Any links are appreciated...

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 09-11-2002, 12:43 PM   #2
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In other Words I would like to learn

"How different a Linux Network than a Microsoft NT/2k network?"

thanks.
 
Old 09-12-2002, 09:06 AM   #3
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All the Windoze functions are handled by the Samba suite of programmes, and the conventions are the same...
www.samba.org has all their documentation.
There are 4 rpms on your distribution cd's...
Also look for Samba-swat , one of the config tools.

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Old 09-12-2002, 09:06 AM   #4
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Have a look at NIS or NIS+ (Network Information Service) It allows authentication through one central machine for users. You can do it with LDAP too (Directory Services) which is somewhat but not quite like Win2k AD.
 
Old 09-12-2002, 12:43 PM   #5
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Quote:
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In other Words I would like to learn

"How different a Linux Network than a Microsoft NT/2k network?"

thanks.
Basically, the standard and the popular protocol for both is TCP/IP. There aren't much different between linux and MS NT networking.

In your network infrastruture, you can have a domain (PDC) or NIS, WINS, DNS, DHCP. All these services are prior in a TCP/IP networking. You are require to know how to manage different subnets, that is important when you are designing a new network infrastructure when you come to a complex network.
 
Old 09-12-2002, 05:51 PM   #6
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Thank you all,

as from this link, I understand that Samba can act perfectly as Winnt / Win2k server on a network with windows clients. The link is at:

http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/Ma...ticle247.shtml

I am adding this Just for future info seekers...
 
  


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