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Re: Synchronized users/groups/passwords

In Wed, 18 Oct 2000 10:50:09 -0600 Bock Shannon E Contr AFRL/VSIO <Shannon.Bock@kirtland.af.mil> cum veritate scripsit :

> 	We currently have an 8 node cluster running, which is going  to be
> expanded to 14 then 28 nodes and so on.  Right now, we are managing  the
> users, groups, and passwords manually on each node.  What we are trying to
> determine is whether or not to use NIS, scripts, or another means to manage
> these automatically across the cluster.  Each seems to have both good and
> bad points.

Using NIS is a good idea.

If it's a closed system, you can even try mounting /etc/ on other nodes,
but I have not tried this method with more than 4 machines.

If it's not a closed system, and security is a concern, I am not the person to say 


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