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Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Thu Jul 7 12:07:04 CEST 2005

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
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> Auke Kok wrote:
>>2. Services
>>I want to setup the new server as secundary DNS and SMTP, this way we 
>>have 2 decent machines, nicely separated, same configuration etc that 
>>can host the 3 zones and user accounts. I'll have to figure out how to 
>>handle user accounts, mailing lists etc. (splitting up all users means 
>>we have to split up the mailinglists, meaning more work, so I'd like all 
>>mail to end up on espresso and keep that the same for now)
> The user account thing sounds somewhat icky to me.  Simple brute-force
> solution is just to mirror all user accounts, and leave it up to each
> user to keep their password etc. in sync if they want to.
> A middle-ground option is writing a bunch of scripts and stuff to do a
> password change via https (or something), and have it propagate to both
> machines.
> Super-painful totally-not-recommended option is something like LDAP.  Ick.

ummmm ... NIS? Works well enough, low admin overhead ...

-- b

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