[clug-talk] Browsing a Linux network
ian.bruseker at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 22:10:29 PDT 2007
On 6/26/07, sgrover <sgrover at open2space.com> wrote:
> You're really talking about two different topics here. First is file
> sharing, and the various methods this may be done. Second is
> authentication (via the single sign on). They are related in that you
> only want authenticated/authorized people accessing your files. But the
> file sharing method you choose does not necessarily dictate the
> authentication method you use.
Well, I did say in my original message that I was talking about the
whole package deal. I know it's a puzzle with many pieces. I was
just wondering what those pieces were.
> If you find a nice easy way of doing both, let us know. Better yet, a
> presentation would be in order... :)
If I come up with something, I'll just have to do that. But like I
said, this was mostly about curiousity and discussion. I'm sad to say
I've never had the chance to deal with a Linux network of more than a
few computers, so I've never been forced to come up with a solution.
A few years ago I had looked into LDAP just to understand what it
could do, and you're right, it wasn't simple. The tools at the time
were just downright painful. I don't mind the command line, but that
sucked. And GUIs were worse. Maybe things have gotten better. Time
for another google on that subject.
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