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Samba vs. NIS vs. LDAP

Indeed, 4 servers and 3-6 users, easy enough to maintain users/groups direct on each server.  Is there a middle ground between this and using LDAP that you might recommend?  Just curious...

On 10/09/06 16:52, Christoph Doerbeck wrote:
> IMHO... The quantity of boxes you describe, both NIS and/or LDAP seem
> overkill.
> On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 20:38 -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> I've just inherited the job of configuring 4 servers in a small office.
>> Right now 2 of the servers are running RHEL 4 (IA64 systems) with
>> essentially no users. There will probably be 3 of us that will be using
>> the servers, but the other 3 in the office may at some point. The other
>> 2 servers are Intel whitebox quad core Xeons that just arrived from
>> Intel yesterday. 
>> I was starting to set up NIS, but I was thinking of maybe LDAP would be
>> a better choice.  I don't expect us to have more servers than that.
>> They are really development machines. 

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