How do I set up network authentication for network with various OSs and Services
Here's my network:
- - Wired
- - - SuSE 10.1 with samba and cups servers
- - - Brother printer with a NIC
- - - Dual boot WinXP Home & Debian 4
- - Wireless using WPA
- - - Dual-boot laptop: WinXP Pro & SuSE 10.1 (knetworkmanager doesn't seem to work when ESSID is not broadcast)
- - - Apple OS X laptop
- - - Dual-boot laptop with WinXP Pro and Ubuntu 6.06 (networkmanager doesn't seem to work at all, but networkadmin can configure the network with ifdown then ifup)
Let's say I have a user, Andy. I want Andy to be able to log in as Andy from any box under any OS and have coherent file permissions, printer usage, etc.
Can I do this? How? I have been reading up on DNS, DHCP, Kerberos, Samba , etc. My brother, self-taught, handles IT for a medium-sized company and has been working with me on this off and on for months, but we're still not there. I think I just need to see this set up once with some help to actually understand what all these things are doing.