Centralized DB of "system" users

Dan dan-freebsd-questions at ourbrains.org
Fri Dec 12 10:19:30 PST 2008

Wojciech Puchar(wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl)@2008.12.12 14:12:45 +0100:
>>>> this case (though it's very complicated to set up, especially the first
>>> why it is "right" solution?
>> Interoperability. Today, with Linux, tomorrow, Windows or Mac OS X.
> so not "right" but interoperable. if i do have only unix systems in LAN,  
> NIS is much better easier and faster.

No, it really is right if you want to authenticate email, radius, etc
off of LDAP. NIS doesn't do that.

> for windows-only LAN with unix server, simply using samba is OK.
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