NIS, NIS-slave, Samba

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Mark - bvh, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Mark - bvh

    Mark - bvh Guest

    Hi there,

    We've built a Suse linux cluster using drbd, and now we want to make sure we
    have a centralized passwd database using NIS.

    Our configuration is as follows:
    primary linux server, secondary linux server, samba, W2000 clients.
    If the primary linux server fails, heartbeat makes sure the secondary linux
    server takes over all relevant services, so users won't even notice.

    What we don't have, is synchronization of /etc/passwd, /etc/group from
    primary to secondary and v.v., so if a user is added, or a password is
    the secondary server has to be updated manually for now...

    Has anyone tried to setup NIS en NIS-slave to solve this?
    What will happen when our primary server fails and a user wants to change
    his password?

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark - bvh, Jan 2, 2004
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    Overbey Guest

    I have NIS running between Solaris, HP-UX, Red Hat 8 and Mandrake 9.2, that
    part of it works fine. The Solaris box is the NIS master, no slave servers
    currently. My issue is in synchronization of the samba password file with
    the Unix password file. My other issue, is to create an NIS map for the
    smbpasswd file.

    Overbey, Jan 15, 2004
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