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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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Tihen -- Information Technology [mailto:bill@mail.tasis.ch]
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 6:06 AM
To: seul-edu@seul.org
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
anyway to
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 <dwmw2@infradead.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.