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I have a number of Linux boxes, both RH and SuSe, on my network. I don't necessarily need to be able to synch it with my AD, because that's not ...
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    Synching user accounts & passwords between Linux boxes


    I have a number of Linux boxes, both RH and SuSe, on my network. I don't necessarily need to be able to synch it with my AD, because that's not a big deal. Users had been going in through FTP/Telnet, but are now utilizing SCP/SSH.

    My question is, everytime I overhaul a system (like I just did one machine where I reinstalled the OS, going from RH7.3 to SuSe 9.1) I have to re-enter all the users, and also their passwords, which isn't really good security.

    I'd like a way where I can synch all machines via a master node, or master list of some sort.

    Is there an app that does this?

    Thanks!!

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    You should probably check out NIS.

    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/NIS-HOWTO/index.html

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    Some light reading!! But that looks like what I need, thanks!!

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