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I'm curious: what is used these days for network logins, where users at UNIX or Linux workstations have to authenticate with a central file server?

I remember a few years ago when the computers on a Solaris-based network used NIS to authenticate with the central server and mount the users home directories via NFS.

What is the common mechanism nowadays?
 

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I'm curious: what is used these days for network logins, where users at UNIX or Linux workstations have to authenticate with a central file server?

I remember a few years ago when the computers on a Solaris-based network used NIS to authenticate with the central server and mount the users home directories via NFS.

What is the common mechanism nowadays?
This article is a little dated, but the protocols aren't... as far as I know.


http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/articl...ervices_linux/
 

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Cheers for that. It was a toss-up between LDAP and NIS. Looks like LDAP is the mechanism of choice (since I can use it for RADIUS too) so I'll go with that.
 
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