how to creat windows like domain model using linux

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how to creat windows like domain model using linux

Postby kashifsohail » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:54 pm

Dear Fellows
I wish to know some facts about linux networking and they are
1: What is the alternative of Windows 2000 like domain in linux i.e. if i wish to authenticate my user(linux and windows both) throuh linux server.what will be required.

2: Is linux provide windows like polices enabling an admin to control user access to say command prompt(shell in linux),control panel, change of date etc, etc.

Your help will be highly appreciated

Kashif Sohail

P.S. mainly i am talking about linux distro by Red had

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Postby zaeemarshad » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:20 am

1)Alternative of domain in linux:

You can use samba from . its an opensource alternative for windows 2000 file/print serving and centralized user authentication. recent benchmarks have proven samba3 to be a faster fileserver than windows2003. for authentication u can use samba that can authenticate both linux and windows users. for linux u can use nis+ and ldap though i dont recommend ldap as its pretty tough to use. kerberos is yet another option.


Inherently there are a few policies in linux implemented upon the user. u can better understand them by picking up a book and reading it. u can use setfacl,chmod to change permissions.

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Postby kernel-trap » Thu Dec 25, 2003 2:47 pm

Domain model is implement in unix/linux with NIS and NIS+

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