> In your case, I would set up a firewall, an internal netwrok behind it with
> your 20 client PC's. One machine would figure as file-server for the home-
> directories and account-informations.
> You can then export the /home via NFS and copy the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow
> /etc/groups to all other machines using scp.
> All this could be automated with a small shellscript. You may say in all
> stations, to trust the reference machine, so you don't have to enter the root
> password again and afain while distributing the files mentioned to the client
> hope this idea can heklp you,
> paul kremer
I thought about this, and have actaully partially implemented it. We
will have a firewall once we get internet access (verizon strike,
grumble, grumble). As it stands today, we will be re-distributing
/etc/passwd, shadow, group, and gshadow, but what happens when a user
changes his password? It's changed on *that* machine *until* we
I foresee a lot of confusion coming down the pike. BTW, on my machine
"man scp" comes up empty. Where can I find out more?
I'm still looking for a decent solution, and I'm beginning to think
maybe NIS might be worth the risk. I'm hoping that all the risk will be
from inside since we'll have a firewall in place...
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