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    Hi all,

    This should probably go in the Newbie fourm but I am not sure...

    I have a really basic question but I am not sure where to start to find out the answer!!!

    I have 3 Linux machines 1 running Redhat 9 and 2 running Redhat 7.3. The Redhat 9 machine is used as a file server and the 7.3 machines are used for running analysis jobs.

    How do I set up the file server (Redhat 9 machine) to serve usernames and passwords? All I want to do is add all users to this machine then be able to log on to both of the 7.3 machines with these user names.

    In the future I will be adding more 7.3 machines and they will need to be able to user the usernames as well.

    Thanks in advance for you help.

    Barry....

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    NIS

    I think you should set up NIS. This will allow you to manage all users from a single pc (your NIS server).

    You may also set up NFS so that you can mount the /homes folder across the network.

    There are loads of NIS howto's on the web have a google or try www.tldp.org

    good luck
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    Re: NIS

    Quote Originally Posted by kpzani
    I think you should set up NIS. This will allow you to manage all users from a single pc (your NIS server).
    NIS is a good start. LDAP can also be used. LDAP would allow you to has cross-platform capabilities.
    You may also set up NFS so that you can mount the /homes folder across the network.
    This would be a *MUST* if you want to get Windows-style roaming profiles.

    There are loads of NIS howto's on the web have a google or try www.tldp.org
    I have a hyperlink to a mirror of the TLDP PDF section..

    ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/docs...r-formats/pdf/

    There Ya go

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    Hi,

    Thanks all, I think that I am going to set up a NIS server and NIS clients. I have downloaded the HOW TO from TLDP and will let you know how I get on.

    Thanks Again

    Barry..

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