[clug-talk] Browsing a Linux network
ian.bruseker at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 21:22:58 PDT 2007
On 6/26/07, Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca> wrote:
> I use samba/cifs for pretty much all file sharing these days. smb4k is
> handy for browsing for shares on any given network. On my own lan I
> simply have entries in my /etc/fstab for mounting the usual shares, with
> user names and passwords in a credentials file.
Ya, and for a small network (I'm talking 4 computers at home,
including the IPCop box) that's cool. I was just pondering how one
would do it in a bigger network, where you don't know every computer's
name and IP by heart. ;-)
> Single sign on would likely come from kerberos, just as it does in the
> Windows world (Active Directory). Of course your server services would
> need to support kerberos (samba and ssh do). I used to have kerberos
> authenticating samba and ssh, before I reduced the number of machines in
> my lan to 3, which makes that a ridiculously overpowered solution.
This gets me to thinking, does LDAP fit into this somehow? I know
it's something AD does. I'm wondering, how does one centrally manage
the user accounts?
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