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Old 12-05-2003, 07:53 AM   #1
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If it is "SITES" for windows <what> is for LINUX ?


In Windows-NT,Windows-2000Server, there is a concept called "sites".
If the main server goes down, there will be a stand-by server.
This stand-by server will automatically gets up and servers.

It reflects the latest changes such as a recenty changed user passwd
just before the main server has gone down.

There will be a similar fecility in Linux (As a dihard Linux fan I hope so).
But folks, could you please let me know what it is?
If possible in detail.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:29 AM   #2
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>there is a concept called "sites".
I'v used NT4 for a few years and I'v never seen that. Perhaphs you mean
a domain with primary and secondary domain controllers?

Do you want to use a linux box as a windows domain controller or do you want to have a load of linux box's do centralised user autherisation?
I guess the latter.

There is NIS, kerberos, LDAP, maybe other ways. I dont know which is best. Anyone?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 02:45 AM   #3
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Thank you for the response.

But the two fellows next to me say there is a concept SITES.
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>Do you want to use a linux box as a windows domain controller or do you want to have a load of linux box's do centralised user autherisation?
>I guess the latter.
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Ok, if we configure NIS for the "later" in two boxes( is it a good idea to do run both the boxes with NIS started? ), will the second one gets up to serve when the first one goes down?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 08:12 AM   #4
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In Windows Active Directory, "sites" are used to control and fine time replication between domain controllers. Here's a more detailed explanation.

IAC, I think the question is whether an NIS "domain" (if that's the right notion here) replicates changes made on one "domain controller" (or whatever it would be called) to others.

Bear in mind that in Active Directory one does not have to add a DC to a site for replication to take place. Replication will take place without sites. But it may not take place in the most efficient manner. By setting up "sites" Active Directory can create a "replication topology" that more effectively utilizes the physical structure of the Active Directory network.

So maybe the question is not merely whether NIS replicates changes one one server to the others, but whether a "replication topology" can be created to specify the actual physical nature of the the replication process.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 12:42 AM   #5
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Talking Excellent !! You understand me.

The boys who suggested me the question could not explain what "sites" is.
They are learning Win-NT. I dont know NT well.
Thank you for explaining me.
Now you gave a shape to the question in my mind.
Answer please...
 
  


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