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Date:      Fri, 12 Oct 2001 15:50:58 +0100
From:      "Kastaki" <>
To:        "Luke Boyett" <>
Cc:        <>
Subject:   Re: UNIX and Networking
Message-ID:  <030501c1532d$4e829920$6760ff3e@computer>
References:  <000201c152da$2df40700$> <02ba01c15324$4e241480$6760ff3e@computer> <>

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That was the explanation I was looking for......thanks....

Effectively, we are running AD, and I would like to phase that out and move
on to FreeBSD and Samba!
It will not be easy, but as long as it can be done, then I can do it.
I have set up a lab running Win2k and FreeBSD, and I am experimenting wih
all of this.....

----- Original Message -----
From: Luke Boyett <>
To: Kastaki <>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: UNIX and Networking

> > In any case, where will the users and groups list be - at the central
> > or at the Unix workstation or both???
> There are a variety of options here.  You can use NIS/yp or LDAP for
> centrally-administered control of authentication down to the workstation
> level.  Both are effectively directory services like AD.  As far as
> controlling software installation and configuration down to the
> workstation level, this is also able to be done in a multitude of
> ways.  X-terminals would do the trick.  As would not giving 'root'
> access to local workstations, thus allowing the traditional Un*x
> permissions implementation to limit users to only necessary daily
> tasks.  Now if you're still running w/ Windows workstations, you can
> use Samba to handle domain wide authentication from a Un*x machine.
> To control domain-wide policies like Active Directory, there is no
> Un*x substitute to manage windows clients in this manner.  However,
> there are a variety of options, both on the server and workstation
> level that should accomplish much of what you want to do in a more
> flexible and stable fashion.  Just depends on how entrenched
> Windows is in your organization and how much you are willing to
> shake things up, depending at what level you decide to implement a
> Un*x-based solutionw much you are willing to shake things up,
> depending at what level you decide to implement a Un*x-based
> solution.
> --
> Luke Boyett (Work) <>
> Network Administrator
> Southeast Telephone, Inc.
> PGP Key ID = DEC7301B

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