Synchronizing passwords between hosts

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at
Wed Jun 20 19:17:47 UTC 2007

Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 02:58:20PM -0400, Eric wrote:
>> What is the "right" way to synchronize passwords between hosts?
> On a medium-to-large scale, Kerberos and LDAP. On a small scale, NIS.
>> There are two machines set up, one FC6 and one F7, and I'd like any 
>> password changes on one to also show up on the other.
> On a *tiny* scale like two machines, though, how about "remember to change
> passwords in both places"?
>> Does it make sense to try to NFS-mount /etc/shadow from one machine on the 
>> other?
> No. :)

I was just about to ask this question as well.

A small home network with a couple of laptops and desktop/servers.

I am looking at using openldap for this purpose.

I did come across this but I have not looked at it closely yet.

I want the ability to change the kids passwords and have it sync between 
all the computers.  Or if they change their password to have it sync. 
Especially from/to the laptops.

Due to the move to M$ Exchange Server,
    anything that is a priority, please phone.
Robin Laing

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