login question

Vulpes Velox kitbsdlists at HotPOP.com
Fri Nov 21 21:28:06 PST 2003

On 21 Nov 2003 22:22:38 -0500
Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:

> Vulpes Velox <kitbsdlists at HotPOP.com> writes:
> > Here is what I want to do...
> > 
> > 1: Set up a server for storing users/groups/permissions/passwords.
> > 2: Export it to other machines, with out exporting the file to all machines.
> > 3: Set up other machines to check that when some on tries to login.
> > 
> > How would I go about setting this up?
> > 
> > I looked at Kerberos briefly in the handbook, but that only appeared to be
> > for remote access. What or where should I look at for more information to
> > set this up?
> This is exactly what Kerberos is good at.  It's harder to administer
> than NIS, but doesn't require as much trust of the client machines.  
> For yet another set of security profiles, LDAP can be useful.
> All of these (and, in fact, any scheme that remotely meets the rough
> criteria given) will require configuration on each client as well as
> the server.  

Yeah, know where I can actually find info on doing it thought? The handbook is a
little short on that... it has one small vague section...

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