[K12OSN] Linux Auth'ing to Novell Edirectory-- Next Question

Joe Guenther jguenther at chinooksedge.ab.ca
Fri Jun 25 17:49:09 UTC 2004


well that makes scense!  so sorry to have butted in with my ignorance.  :-(


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On
Behalf Of Caleb Wagnon
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 10:26 AM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Linux Auth'ing to Novell Edirectory-- Next

Joe Guenther said:
> Caleb,
> For fear of being rude, but why did you create all the accounts on the
> box?  What then is the point of using eDir?  For me the point was not
> to create 400 student and staff accounts a second time, and then to keep
> password sync'd.  But now that you have the user accounts created, why do
> you want the linux <--> novell eDir interaction?

I'm not creating this network from scratch. We have had this linux mail
for several years thus we have all our users and their accounts already
managed on it. We are now implementing edirectory and want to tie our mail
server into it so we won't have 2 sets of accounts to manage.
Caleb Wagnon
Technology Coordinator
Fordyce School District

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