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RE: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS
Well there is always CODA. I've never used it myself but it addresses many
of NFS' shortcomings, and I think it is under an open source license.
It also is engineered to work well in an environment with portables that are
on and off the LAN.
From: Bill Tihen -- Information Technology [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS
NIS/NFS security stuff is one of my biggest problems introducing Linux to
student Lab. How far off are other alternatives? (Anyone have a clue how
off SMB is from being a PDC? Anyone know if there is project to make a
password server for macs?)
Our computer teacher is willing to start experimenting (with one of the
MacLinuxes). However, the management, of the workstations is a problem. I
guess I could give each computer a student login account and then to use
services the students would then have to use their password. Is there
have a default login -- this is how are macs are setup and then they have to
enter a password to network services. (However, I would prefer that all the
computers need an individual password to login at all).
Quoting David Woodhouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Connect the 'open' network ports to a separate subnet. Don't export NFS
> to that subnet. You can play clever tricks with pam and samba to mount
> home directories by SMB if you've got a sick enough mind.