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Quotes of the week

Posted Jun 1, 2012 1:09 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Quotes of the week by nye
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Doesn't everyone using NFS have to do this across their NFS-using systems anyway? Not so much 'an ivory tower in orbit around a distant star' as de rigeur.

(Maintaining synch to random remote systems with which you might exchange the occasional file is excessive, though. But if you are very often exchanging files whose ownership matters, you might choose to resort to this even there.)

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Quotes of the week

Posted Jun 1, 2012 9:00 UTC (Fri) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

There's a reason why people use LDAP and Kerberos. I don't know of anybody who thinks that keeping a user and group database in sync is practical beyond 3 or 4 machines.

Quotes of the week

Posted Jun 1, 2012 17:45 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

True enough, though I've kept them in sync before by splitting /etc/passwd et al up into machine-local and shared ranges, then rsyncing the shared set across and catting the two together under (at the time) cfengine control. (Though LDAP works, it could be considered a cure worse than the disease. NIS, well, shudder. Hesiod, perhaps?)

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