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Old 05-25-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Linux as central account server

I was wondering if there was any way to set up a network of Linux PCs and have one PC store all user account info.

Sort of like the way Windows NT and 200x domains work. That way a local machine account wouldn't be needed to log in.

Something like this would be a huge time saver on large networks. I understand that Samba will work this way for Windows clients, but I'm looking to do this with Linux clients.
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There are in fact two ways to do what your asking.

The first is LDAP (Active Directory is MSFT's implementation of LDAP) and the second is called NIS.



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