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    Linux network resource management?

    Novell has Netware and Microsoft has Active directory but what does Linux have? Is there any software for Linux that can provide a single point of administration, authentication, and storage for users, group and computer objects.

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    Please can you be more descriptive, as i working on linux and we solve ur problem, at least we will try.
    U get What U pay for.

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    Try a google search on LDAP, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. An OpenScource implementation can be found here http://www.openldap.org/

    Maybe that is what you are looking for.

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    Novell has Netware and Microsoft has Active directory but what does Linux have? Is there any software for Linux that can provide a single point of administration, authentication, and storage for users, group and computer objects.
    I know of two:

    LinuxConf: http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/linuxconf/ and Webmin http://www.webmin.com/

    WebMin uses a web interface using SSL (pretty nifty) while LinuxConf can be used from a command line via SSH or from a GUI front end.

    Next this document might be helpful for administration via SSH: http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/secure/sssh5.html

    And the LinuxConf FAQ might prove useful: http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/howto.hc?projet=linuxconf

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for the links. Iíll have to do some more reading but it seems LDAP is what I had in mind. In light of that is LDAP a viable alternative to Novellís NDS or Active Directory? Can it handle most of the same task or am I way off here?
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    I don't have any experiences using LDAP as yet. But at my company we are planning to replace our NT-Domains using LDAP based on Linux in the next future. So I think, it should be a viable alternative.

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    In light of that is LDAP a viable alternative to Novellís NDS or Active Directory?
    This link might be useful: http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/1.html

    And the administrator guide: http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin21/

    Hope this helps.

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