[Wolves] User management under linux

David Goodwin dg at clocksoft.com
Mon Oct 11 08:44:37 BST 2004

> The traditional UNIX tool for this job is NIS (which was called Sun 
> Yellow Pages until BT sued; all the related commands still start with 
> the letters "yp").  There's a howto at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/NIS-HOWTO/
> If you need better security than NIS provides, then look at Kerberos: 
> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Kerberos-Infrastructure-HOWTO/.  Microsoft's 
> Active Directory is based on Kerberos, although, true to form, they 
> didn't follow the standards, so things don't interoperate as well as 
> they should.

What's the difference between Kerberos and LDAP?

Can LDAP use Kerberos or vice versa?


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