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Re: [tlug] Linux domains ?

I've been wondering the best way to do this too - 
My (home) network has several Linux servers and workstations, an iMac and a couple of laptops running Windows and Linux.

I have SAMBA doing domain authentication for the Windows machines and it works *really* well - I can easily map to my ~/ home on the server and all of the correct permissions are in place.

What I'd love is to be able to use the same type of login for my Linux workstations - I know I can set up something similar using LDAP and Kerberos, but have been too lazy ^H^H^H^H busy to look into it.   What would be great is if GDM (the graphical login thing) could prompt for a domain as well, the way NT does. (It would be trivial to keep domain and workgroup the same.)

Since I have to keep Windows on some of the machines, I don't really want to set something up that only works with Linux either.

This would also be a selling point if I want to install Linux workstations here at the office - (as it is, I am the only one who knows how to reset passwords on the Linux boxen.)  It would be great to sit someone down in front of a Linux workstation and say "Just log in using your regular Windows password...".

Forgive my ignorance if this is exactly what Kerberos and/or LDAP do...

Cheers - 

PS - thanks to all who helped with my ADSL questions - I got it all set up this past weekend.  Go take a look:   
Also let me know if anyone needs a very reliable connection-sharing router for ISDN or dialup - Free for the taking.

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002 10:53:38 +0800
"Mancy, Raymond" <> wrote:

> Hi, 
> I hope that what Mr Garrison said applies for this question as well. 
> In a work environment I am only familiar with NT networks. They operate with
> a domain, a PDC and BDC which have copies of the users etc, so that a user
> can use his login name on any computer within the domain. How does linux do
> this? I have never used it in a work environment where several users may
> need to access different computers, so I have no clue. It wouldnt have the
> one copy of /etc/passwd distributed on all machines would it? How do the
> admins usually go about setting up a 'domain'.
> Cheers
> Ray

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