Peter Arremann wrote: > On Monday 24 September 2007, Steven Haigh wrote: > >> Quoting Dan <likuidkewl at gmail.com>: >> NFS uses the user ID of the user (UID) for permissions. You will need >> to have the correct permissions on each system, and the correct >> username associated with the same UID on each machine. >> >> If you are running multiple systems, I would suggest looking into NIS. >> This will allow you to create the accounts in NIS and have them use >> the same details on each machine. >> > > Good answer but I can't agree on the NIS part.. NIS is plain text over the > network and is deprecated for a long time. Sun is talking about dropping > support, HP the same and even in the Linux camp there is some talk about > taking NIS support out of the standard distributions. > Add to that the fact that ldap is becoming easier and easier to set up, you > should probably look that way... > > Peter. > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > There are many alternatives to NIS that are more secure, Kerberos, LDAP, 411, etc that you should investigate. RHEL 5 includes RedHat Directory Server (IIRC) which makes it easy to setup a LDAP server and administer it.