[K12OSN] Re: Adding Users

Daniel Button kdanb at kdanb.com
Mon Jun 14 19:01:54 UTC 2004


    I can help with the NIS.  I will be out of town for a couple of
weeks, but we'll see what happens.

    Check out http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw/HOWTO/NIS-HOWTO/index.html to
get started with NIS.

    Anybody else have a good HOW-TO for LDAP?


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 17:13:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: xyz xyz <babaliciouse at yahoo.com>
Subject: [K12OSN] Re: Adding Users
To: k12osn at redhat.com
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Hey Dan

I think that sounds like a better option - i'm going
to give it a try on two spare p4's - i'm sure i'll
need some help along the way though - i remember
seeing links to some user guides - could you point me
in that direction please.

> Howdy,
>     Have you considered setting up NIS or LDAP for
> the two machines?
> With NIS, you can set one up as the master and the
> other as the slave.
> You can make changes on the master and the slave
> would pick up those
> changes whenever the maps are pushed out.  You could
> make additional
> maps in addition to those that are default (passwd,
> shadow, hosts,
> etc.)  Haven't played with LDAP, but the idea is the
> same.  I hope to do
> it this summer.  Time permitting....
> Dan
> Message: 8
> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 06:09:44 -0700 (PDT)
> From: xyz xyz <babaliciouse at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [K12OSN] Adding Users
> To: k12osn at redhat.com
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> <20040611130944.39299.qmail at web52906.mail.yahoo.com>
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> posted this a few days ago with no response - can
> anyone help me.
> ...........
> I have one machine with k12OS running as samba
> server
> and
> another machine running K12LTSP as terminal server.
> I intend to add all users to the samba server and
> then
> copy passwd, group and shadow files over to terminal
> server on a daily/twice daily cron job.
> I too hope to use some kind of text file containing
> first name and last name and SIN# which will extract
> a
> username  and password from this data and add these
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