Manolis Kiagias wrote: >> don't have local users but they query the DB to get login credentials and >> such. I don't >> really know what to look for. So any suggestion and hints to how can i >> achieve this >> are welcomed. >> >> thank you and a great day, >> v >> > > What you are looking for is called NIS: > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-nis.html > > However note it is not (unfortunately) interoperable between FreeBSD and > Linux, although there is a setting (UNSECURE=true in /var/yp/Makefile of > the NIS server) that works around this, albeit it lowers security. > > There are other solutions too (LDAP?) but NIS would be the easiest to > setup.
I agree - NIS is easiest to setup, but LDAP is the right solution in this case (though it's very complicated to set up, especially the first time). One alternative to those is samba - there is pam_smb in the ports, but there's no nss_smb but that's somewhat weird to use in a unix-like environment :)
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