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Re: [SLE] login server
  • From: steve <fsanta@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 21:10:55 +0200
  • Message-id: <200210022110.55664.fsanta@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 02 October 2002 20:21, Anders Johansson wrote:
> 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
I've set up NIS server and a nis client using Yast but I still ge a normal
login. How do I activate it so that a client logs in via the server?
Steve.

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