[K12OSN] Re: K12OSN Digest, Vol 4, Issue 101

xyz xyz babaliciouse at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 23 19:26:21 UTC 2004

I guess i could create a link on the desktop to the
shares that the specific users can access to avoid
having them BROWSE. It would make sense to set the
links up by group - i'm guessing i need to create some
kind of template script for each group and as i add
users to this group it will make all the relevant
links for the users of that group. As for NIS - I
shall be sure to check that "getent" when i get back
to the office - i'm not quite sure i understand how
NIS is helping my problem of needing to access all the
users from server 2 which is the ltsp server for all
the terminals. If i connect from a terminal to the
ltsp server (2)  with a user name that exists on
server 1 - NIS will allow me to loggon??????

> ------------------------------
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 12:36:30 -0400
> From: Henry Burroughs <hburroughs at HHPREP.ORG>
> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] NIS help
> To: k12osn at redhat.com
> Message-ID: <1088008590.29259.38.camel at phoenix>
> Content-Type: text/plain
> For NIS, the /etc/passwd file will never change on
> server2.  Run the
> command "getent passwd"  That is the correct way to
> query the
> password/user list and make sure you have all the
> users (it uses nis,
> ldap, etc when available).  If this doesn't work,
> you aren't
> setup/connected via NIS properly.
> Now for the /share directory... the simplest route
> would be to nfs mount
> /share on server2 just like you did /home.  Then the
> users will be able
> to browse to /share and have access to their
> directory.  You will want
> to make sure that your permissions are correct on
> the other
> directories... otherwise people will be able to
> access them and possibly
> write/delete files in them.  A good check would be
> to use an instructors
> login under windows and type this in the run box:
> "//server2/manager"...
> basically you want to check to see that people who
> shouldn't have access
> can't get to it manually... if they can, then your
> UNIX file permissions
> are not tight enough.
> I just recently upgraded my fileserver to Fedora
> Core 2 so I can use
> Acess Control Lists (ACLs) now.  I once had all my
> user directories
> accessible by everyone else.... oops....  Hope this
> helps.
> Henry
>            From: 
> xyz xyz
> <babaliciouse at yahoo.com>
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>         Subject: 
> [K12OSN] NIS help
>            Date: 
> Wed, 23 Jun 2004
> 08:20:53 -0700
> (PDT)
>         I am attempting to get NIS up and running as
> master on
>         server1 (acting as samba server) and as
> slave on
>         server 2 (acting as ltsp server). I
> understood that
>         having NIS would help me keep users and
> groups in sync
>         - I followed all the instructions on the HOW
> TO - but
>         i'm not seeing the passwd files on the slave
> looking
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