Synchronizing passwords between hosts

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri Jun 22 03:05:38 UTC 2007

Beartooth wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:12:33 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 02:58:20PM -0400, Eric wrote:
>>> What is the "right" way to synchronize passwords between hosts?
>> On a medium-to-large scale, Kerberos and LDAP. On a small scale, NIS.
>>> There are two machines set up, one FC6 and one F7, and I'd like any
>>> password changes on one to also show up on the other.
>> On a *tiny* scale like two machines, though, how about "remember to
>> change passwords in both places"?
> What if you have a couple dozen guest accounts? (I plan to keep their 
> shells set to /sbin/nologin except when the guests are here -- and also 
> to keep the machines they're on shutdown and physically disconnected from 
> the Net most of the time except when guests are present. I don't *think* 
> it'll be much of a risk that way ...)

Webmin has a cluster mode that will update users/groups on some number 
of machines.

   Les Mikesell
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