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Hi I plan on running scientific Linux or CentOS as SERVER and OpenSUSE on the workstations. When using Linux do you also join workstations to the server(domain) like with windows ...
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    I plan on running scientific Linux or CentOS as SERVER and OpenSUSE on the workstations.

    When using Linux do you also join workstations to the server(domain) like with windows server or is it workgroup based?

    Can I just mount a network drive from any workstation on the network?

    Do you use the server as a gateway?

    What is a good book to read to learn all the basics?

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    When using Linux do you also join workstations to the server(domain) like with windows server or is it workgroup based?
    It depends on a situation

    Can I just mount a network drive from any workstation on the network?
    Yes, you can. Use NFS

    Do you use the server as a gateway?
    Yes

    What is a good book to read to learn all the basics?
    Read any UNIX administrator's guide and man pages

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    you can join a domain with a machine if that is what you need, but you should be able to access most shares unless they are set for domain security level

    you can use samba to access windows network shares

    the server is only a gateway if you need it to be, does it need to be a gateway for network access for other machines?

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    thanks, will check out that book

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    Then I will hold off on adding the users to the domain, and see where it takes me. The clients are fat clients, so there will only be a little network traffic. I will only use the server for data storage, email server and as a firewall.

    Thanks

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