On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:23:58AM +0000, Stephane Dudzinski mentioned:
> We are at the moment using various authentication methods but none of
> them are synchronised so it requires a bit of scripting and ssh'ing to
> get all users sync'd.
>> 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 ?
Would you mind using /etc/passwd instead of an /etc/passwd and
/etc/shadow ? That's what NIS means. It's simple, it's fast and it's
If you have security concerns, I'd say spend the time hunting down the
guy running crack on your password files, rather than spend the time with
Kerberos. But that's just me.
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