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Old 11-26-2008, 05:00 AM   #1
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from Ubuntu desktop into a user


I have a Ubuntu server and Ubuntu desktop.

I have a user, for example the user "test" and I want login from Ubuntu desktop with this user and to access for example to the folders in the server.

I can ping to the server from desktop.

For example, in Windows you have add the desktop to a Domain, and in Linux?

Regards and thanks for advance.
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Make sure your user has an account on the server unless you allow anonymous log-ins (which are a very bad idea from a security point of view). And obviously, you would also configure the server to accept/deny specific visitors.
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The native UNIX way to do this would be to use NFS.
You would setup a nfs server on your server box and export the directories you want to make available to your desktop machine. Your desktop then mounts them and they look just the same as other local filesystems.

The key to nfs is to ensure that your users exists on both the client and server boxes with the same id numbers, otherwise you'll end up with complications.

You probably want to do a good deal of reading up on NFS before attempting this as you'll need to plan it out and consider the security implications of whatever scheme you decide to do.

Alternatively, you could probably look at some sort of samba solution, which would have the advantage of also being able to be accessed from any windows boxes you have, but NFS is the native UNIX way of sharing filesystems.
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Ok, thank you very much
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You might also look into OpenLDAP if you are wanting to build a directory structure Where your logins will be Global. Just a suggestion if you are wanting to design something like Windows AD for linux.


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