Fedora Home Network

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 11 14:35:27 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 22:31 -0600, Joe W. Byers wrote:
> I could use some advice.
> I now have 3 linux computers running on my home network (EL5 (server), 
> Fedora 6(ancient PC as a workstation), and Fedora 8(laptop).  I want to 
> set it us so that my family has only one login for each machine and all 
> information is stored on the server.  I am not a admin.  I have read 
> many documents, lists, and other information on this.  I read on SAMBA, 
> LDAP, NFS, kerbosis and more.  I have myself very confused on what to 
> do.  I tried SAMBA, which works for sharing, but not for user 
> management.  LDAP and kerbosis I am just confused.
> I could your advice or a HOW-TO set this up and get it working.  The 
> laptop will need a local user as well outside the home network.
> My user are only family members, behind a router firewall.
> I appreciate any help and thank you in advance.
> Hell, if anyone replying lives in Houston, TX and we get this to work, 
> several pints would be in order.
> Thank you
> Joe
NIS is what you want to use. One machine would have the passwd database
and the others would load the passwd when required./etc/nsswitch.conf
tells the system where to look for passwds and other common information.
If you had better tools, you could more effectively demonstrate your
total incompetence.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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