On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:36:03 -0000 (GMT) "Hugo Silva" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi, > > I'm working on a project to change the network on my school to open > source software only (FreeBSD/Linux workstations only). > > I knew about NIS from readings of the handbook years ago, so I > revisited it today, but there' is something that's missing. I > understand the NIS accounts reside on the master server and I have > to add users on the master server. But then, users on workstations > will have their home directories etc referring only to the local > machine. > > I want to have users get their home directories from a central > location too. Is there any 'official' process to make this work, > with NIS if possible ? > > I plan to have a 'student-shared-area' that will be NFS mounted on > every workstation on boot, but I want each user to have their files > available, wherever they login from. > > Also, I assume there is no problem in using NIS accounts with X. > From the logic of it, there shouldn't be any problems. NIS exports info from a passwd file. So this will include user information and ect... groups can also be exported to... the means using NFS you can export a file system or place on a fs. Allowing you to export /usr/home or the like.... > A few last questions, > > Since I plan to switch the whole network from windows to FreeBSD / > Linux(only adding linux because other people want it :-P), I'll need > to substitute the following applications: > > - Visual C++ (anjuta) > - MS Access (?) Just browse till you find a few you like... I personally like xemacs... eclipse and a few others may be a possability too. For Databases, there are quite a few aviable... check them out till you find one that fits what you need. > I don't know much about access, but I believe it's possible to have > a ms-access database server.. if that's the case, is there a open > source client with a similiar GUI to ms access available ? (note: > mysql/etc won't do, the school program says ms access, so we need > something similiar) If the school's whack jobs say you need specifically MS Access, you are screwed then since afaik it has not been ported to any thing except windows yet. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"