Linux sharing and authentication
I have finally managed to successfully set up Samba, on a FC5 box, as a PDC together with login script and drive mappings (file sharing).
As I am trying to get away from Windows (all these terrible news about Win Vista...) I would like to learn how to provide the same solution for Linux.
I am going to change my clients to Linux, one by one and would like them to use a centralized authentication methode maybe via Samba or any other Linux only solution running on the same box as Samba.
Unfortunately I am not sure what I need to search for? Here are my questions a bit more specific:
1. Which system to use for centralized Linux authentication?
2. How to mount shares provided on a Linux server?
3. How to specifically use the home share on the Linux server?
I learned that NIS and NFS is not the right way as it is a security issue and not easy to maintain in regards to UID, etc. Or?!
Information about what I need to search for is highlt appriciated.
Any links to tutorials are welcome.