[CentOS] A good primer to User Administration?
ebenze at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 13 14:01:23 UTC 2007
I've been running Linux as a workstation OS for years, and have been dealing
with Windows networks and standalone Linux servers for a while now.
However, the time has come for me to complete redo the server installation
and am looking to move to a complete CentOS install base, with only Windows
My question is the following. I've been searching online for a good
reference to describe good practices when building a linux network, but
haven't really been able to find much when it comes to best practices for
user administration, ACLs, "optimal" (or recommended) file locations, etc.
For example, I know I need an LDAP server, but not sure how that ties into
system login, or how to use a Linux LDAP server as the basis for a primary
domain controller (is it still called that given Windows AD world?), etc.
Or even how to properly create group structures and ACLs that accurately
reflect group ownership/etc. The octal permissions at the file level are
only good enough for a single group; I need to give multiple groups
different permissions on the same files, etc.
I realize that there are a lot of questions that I need to research, but I
was hoping someone could point me in the direction of some advanced admin
docs with best practices, etc. Most of the stuff I find relates on how to
set up a basic standalone PC, without any reference to how to network
together a bunch of servers running off central authentication, etc...
Thanks for the advice!
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