Centralized DB of "system" users

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Fri Dec 12 14:16:45 PST 2008

On Dec 12, 2008, at 10:19, Dan wrote:

> 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.

Really!  I guess I didn't know that before I used it for all those.

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

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