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Date:      Sun, 15 Mar 2020 11:30:22 +0000
From:      Michael Howard <>
Subject:   Re: Centralized user/group/whatever management
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On 15/03/2020 08:30, Michael Howard via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On 15/03/2020 06:17, Victor Sudakov wrote:
>> Michael Howard via freebsd-questions wrote:
>>>>>>> Do you think there exists a modern solution for centralized 
>>>>>>> user/group/...
>>>>>>> management compatible with FreeBSD and Linux?
>>>>>> What do you mean by "Samba" in this context? A centralized 
>>>>>> user/group
>> management server? A centralized user/group management client?
> Both of course. One without the other is not much use in your context.
> You still leave yourself at the mercy of one of your original issues 
> with NIS and that is you need the server available over the network. I 
> doubt you'll find any system _without_ drawbacks but Samba is good and 
> free. It can be managed through a MS gui, albeit from a MS Windows 
> based PC and has a very large user base.
Sorry, didn't make that clear. The AD aspect can be managed .........

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