[CentOS] Re: A good primer to User Administration?
ebenze at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 13 23:58:15 UTC 2007
"Shibu C Varughese" <shibucv at itmission.org> wrote
in message news:4739E414.4060504 at itmission.org...
>> 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,
> if you are thinking of setting up ldap, email, address book ...etc.. all
> in one go ... then you need to test out ...something like zimbra from
Thanks for the input; I have already looked at Zimbra, and it looks like a
very interesting soln for me once I have everything else set up. I see
Zimbra as a nice group-ware pkg, but not as something to help me with
user-authentication to the server (for shell access), setting up file
permissions, shares, SMB permissions/shares, etc, etc, etc.
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