[CentOS-devel] NethServer as CentOS Variant and SME SIG Proposal

Mon Jan 13 08:44:47 UTC 2014
Giacomo Sanchietti <giacomo.sanchietti at nethesis.it>

Hi all,

> On the yum installation page it is implied that you have to reboot and
> and configure offline the service? is this ok with you? (for my
> administration scenarios (remote, not willing to reboot) this is a bug)

the reboot is needed only on first install, and it can be avoided if you 
install from NethServer CD (the kickstart file will take care of this). 
No other boot is required unless you wish to change the kernel.

> Also, it seems that it use different authentication mechanism than the
> system one. that would imply that with the package configured
> credentials you can use system users permissions. Is this also ok?
> I would think that, at least for the authentication, would be best to
> interact with the system configured authentication (not matter what that
> is) and use what the system use...

We always use PAM for authentication, so you can use normal system 
users. No matter if PAM is configured to use LDAP, passwd or even 
winbind joined to an Active Directory.