[TriLUG] Linux domains
Tue, 4 Dec 2001 22:37:16 -0500
One of the best large scale Domain models to follow is that of Novell. NDS
is one of the finest directory services available and it works across all
platforms. Of course you have to pay for NFS.
If you want a purely Linux/Unix solution that is free, then NFS/NIS or AFS
work very well. Using LDAP for universal authentication and access is also
quite popular these days.
You can also use Samba and setup a PDC and BDC's plus WIN-servers and have
a nice MS type Domain running purely on Linux.
If I was just starting out on a network design for purely Linux, and I
thought my network would grow fairly fast, then I would look seriously at
LDAP. It's good for most basic authentication, and folks are rapidly
adapting it for universal use.
On Tuesday 04 December 2001 17:22, Justin Johnson wrote:
> This may be a dumb question, but how does linux handle the 'domain
> model', or at least Microsoft's
> definition of it? What I am asking is, if I have several linux servers,
> say a mail server, a file server, and
> an application server, how do I assign privileges to those servers to
> users? Do I have to set up an account
> on each server for each user? Or is there a way to have users
> authenticated on one server, which controls access to the
> resources on all the other servers in the domain?
> For those of you familiar with MS Domain models (not implying it's
> particular to MS, just don't know anything else...yet), I am
> trying to find a linux parallel to a Single Master domain model where all
> users login to a PDC, which then controls access to
> resources (hopefully through users assigned to groups)
> Pointers to readings are always welcome.
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