[CentOS] etc passwd and groups file

Wed Jul 29 15:38:58 UTC 2009
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Carlos Santana wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to maintain a same user/group list on multiples systems. Can we
> just copy the same passwd and groups file on all machines?
> If we create a new user on one system then I will need to copy this to
> all other systems. This is quite cumbersome. Any suggestions?

the old fashion way of doing this was NIS ... but I'm with everyone else 
in saying go with LDAP directory services, and further, use a NFS 
automount for their home directories.