Quoting Stephane Dudzinski (stephane at cp.dias.ie):
> I basically want to move to a central 1/2 servers model where i would
> have all my users without using NIS. I have a variety of servers ranging
> from Linux to FreeBSD and Solaris. Any thoughts ?
NIS, I wouldn't, google will turn up allot on why not.
What type of budget to you have?
The two things that spring to mind are kerberos and ldap,
some people may say ldap is a bitch to setup, but once it's
setup you can use it for all sorts of things...kerberos,
which should work well.
If you need something commercial, you could try secureid,
runs on allot of platforms.
For LDAP, you could use a existing scheme from /etc/ldap/schema/
or google for them (maybe the openldap site has some others
too). Add a user and user2ldap the person, also LDAP
would be supported in windows if that's what
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