[CentOS] etc passwd and groups file

Wed Jul 29 15:45:53 UTC 2009
Carlos Santana <neubyr at gmail.com>

I intend to install lustre file system on the systems.  It does not
support LDAP and need to have etc passwd/groups database. All file
system clients need to have  same passwd and groups so that UID and
GID are the same when they contact file system server. So I am not
sure, how will I manage this. Any suggestions?


On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:38 AM, John R Pierce<pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> 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.
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