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Re: Directory enabled distribution

On Tue, Mar 09, 1999 at 08:03:15PM +0100, Martin Bialasinski wrote:
> >> "DEM" == Dale E Martin <dmartin@clifton-labs.com> writes:
> DEM> So, I hate to ask a slightly off topic question but I asked this
> DEM> a couple of weeks ago and got no response.  If I want to do
> DEM> authentication for a Linux box off of a Netware 5 server, can I?
> DEM> Are you saying if I install some ldap packages I'm set?  Or, do I
> DEM> need to wait for PAM?
> This is also a thing I will run into in some months. What could work
> is:
> The Netware Server (4.01 in my case) can make some of its NDS Tree
> available via LDAP. So a LDAP PAM module should be able to
> authenticate the user.

If it can make the info available via LDAP, then pam_ldap and nss_ldap
will get you taken care of.

> (The export via LDAP part is something I've read. I didn't try it).
> I just wonder if I can mount some directories on the NW4 Server
> without the Caldera NW client. Otherwise I'll have to dynamically
> create the homedirs or such some.

Ask and ye shall receive :) There is a pam_mkhomedir module that was
made for this purpose. It was written by one of the debian-admins, and
I will have it packaged very soon.

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