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RE: Active Directory module?



There are numerous operational questions that this raises. I'll mention one
of them. Suppose that the NIS server resides on a UNIX host and that NIS
maps are maintained for users there.  In that case, it's necessary to modify
Active Directory to add a user in addition to modifying the NIS maps on the
UNIX NIS server.

Now suppose one were to use the SFU server for NIS, which would reside on a
Windows 2000 domain controller. Would the need to define users twice go
away? Would it be sufficient to modify Active Directory to add a user, which
would then be added to the NIS maps maintained in server for NIS?
This is a serious operational issue: one wants to avoid having to define
users in two parallel databases: active directory and NIS.

F. Lengyel

-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Spurgeon [mailto:craigs@quiknet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 11:11 AM
To: pam-list@redhat.com
Subject: Re: Active Directory module?


Microsoft realized that many sites would have a heterogeneous mix of Windows
and
Unix servers. The Services For Unix package contains a feature called NIS
which
includes the LDAP Posix schema. This schema defines interoperability
parameters
for Windows and Unix, such as UID, GID, home directory, default shell etc.
Active Directory will use the Posix schema if installed. Thus you get UIDs
and
GIDs that cause no conflicts between Windows and Unix, Linux, and other
flavors.
-- 
Craig C Spurgeon

linuxguru@quiknet.com

        I set about one day to make a list of the innovations
        that are attributable to Microsoft. Once I realized
        that Ctrl-Alt-Del was handled in the BIOS, it turned
        out that there aren't any.



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