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Hello Guys, This is my first query at this forum. I've started with UNIX recently and want to set up a central authentication server. Details:- * A server such that ...
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    Question Set up a central Authentication Server


    Hello Guys,

    This is my first query at this forum.

    I've started with UNIX recently and want to set up a central authentication server.

    Details:-
    * A server such that other users can can connect from their terminals for login authentication.
    * They shud be able to store their files on their respective Home directories also.
    * The client machines can be running their own distros or can be connected thru TELNET
    * What are all the settings that I'd need to do.

    Plz guide me in this respect...

    Me and my friends need to set up this network as a practical.

    Thanks in advance.

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    hope will be useful

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    You might want to consider using NIS (formerly known as YP, a name that persists in some configuration files). You could also use LDAP.

    NIS is significantly easier, but is less flexible. If you're going to do LDAP you can use OpenLDAP (see vamsi_k's links above) or you could investigate Fedora Directory Server, which I found a fair bit easier to administrate, as you have console access to the directory.
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    Thank u guys very much...

    Your inputs were invaluable!!
    Hope I cud configure one now...

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