[plug] making linux desktops consistent

Mark O'Shea mark at musicalstoat.co.uk
Tue Apr 27 16:16:39 WST 2004

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Craig Ringer wrote:
> > If you don't want to be copying config files like passwd, hosts etc.
> > around then you could use NIS to store this config on the server and have
> > the clients use them for configuration
> Personally, I tend to prefer LDAP for this as it's _vastly_ more secure
> and IMHO easier to use. All you need on each client is pam_ldap and
> nss_ldap. The downside is that documentation on LDAP is a bit thin on
> the ground, so getting started can be tricky. I think it's been covered
> by a few magazines and things recently, though (LJ definitely had an
> article on it a while ago). Try the PLUG archives, too.
That might be something worth me looking into too.  I've never used LDAP,
but always heard good things about it.

> I actually gave up on NIS in frustration and tried LDAP auth instead -
> with much success. If you use TLS, it's quite secure as well.
Heh, I didn't find it that frustrating, but then again I learnt NIS the
Sun way, while learning Solaris.  That should give you an indication as to
how patient I can be.

Mark O'Shea

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