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Re: [SLE] login server
  • From: Elric Scott <elric@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 10:53:05 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0210021051390.1024-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Thomas Jones wrote:

> Linux does not provide for a network user account system such as Microsoft
> Windows does. It utilizes a more fine-grained user permisssion system, in
> which users must have an authorized account located on the node that is in
> question.
>
> This provides a defined layer of security...that Windows does not have. Even
> if a computer was compromised under a normal user account. The person would
> most likely...(unless the other account specifics are exactly the same)....be
> unable to, in turn, access that users account on another computer.
>
> On Saturday 28 September 2002 12:05, steve wrote:
> > Hi.
> > How do I get users using linux boxes on our lan to be able to login without
> > having an account on the client box? SuSE 8.0
> > Thanks, Steve.
>
>

You could always set up an NIS server, and then activate the NIS clients
on each node, then you have one central password server that controls
access to the rest of the nodes.


- Elric

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding
bureaucracy.


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