User Accounts across multiple machines
kirk at strauser.com
Thu Jul 22 11:37:34 PDT 2004
On Thursday 22 July 2004 13:23, Bill Moran wrote:
> Ray Seals <rseals at vdsi.net> wrote:
> > I have 15 FreeBSD machines on my network (soon to be around 30) and
> > want to synch all the machines userid and passwords. Is NIS still the
> > primary way to do this or is there a better solution?
> As far as I understand it, yes. Although Kerberos seems to be a
> practical alternative. With 5.x, there is more support for pam, thus
> opening up your choices to things like LDAP.
Note that Kerberos only provides AAA and not directory services.
I recently (within the last 6 months) replaced my old NIS setup with one
based on OpenLDAP. It works perfectly across my FreeBSD, Linux, and Mac OS
X machines. NIS did the job, but I won't be rolling it out on new systems
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