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By petronil ·
i want to make my web server, mail server, authentication server separately. Is this possible??? i'm using red hat linux and sendmail 8.9.3-20. my concern is that, if i make my mail server separately, do my users still get authenticated when they check emails? do i need to copy from my authentication server, passwd and shadow to my other servers??? where can i find instructions on this problem??? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

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by cpfeiffe In reply to sendmail

It sounds like you have a separate web server and mail server already in mind and just want users to be able to authenticate through one server for ease of maintenance. I would recommend implementing nis+ to do this. You can search nis+ documents from www.sunsolve.com or www.docs.hp.com, but I would recommend going to your local book store and buying a nis book. It will give you step by step how to set nis up, it is pretty easy and the book should only cost about $30.00. It is something youwill want to have handy after nis is implemented.

Nis will allow you to do a lot more than just manage a central passwd file. There are other resources like home directories, hosts, etc. that can be incorporated into this so you gain many other advantages from it.

Good luck.

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by Landlord In reply to sendmail

use NFS will help you out

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