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Re: [SLE] login server
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 20:21:07 +0200
  • Message-id: <200210022021.07229.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 02 October 2002 19.53, Elric Scott wrote:
> 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.

Or you could use pam_smb to authenticate against an MS server :)

//Anders

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