Creating user accounts....

RANGI, JAI JAI_RANGI at SDSTATE.EDU
Thu Feb 13 17:42:14 EST 2003


Yeah this is also a good idea,

one line ftp can be done this way 
Root $ scp /etc/passwd root at node1:/etc/passwd 
it will ask for a password type the password and your done

and do the same for all three files and on all nodes..

I was thinking of writing a script for this and run the script for that I
was thinking of using scp command in batch mode by using the options -B like
this and should not ask for password 

root $ scp -B /etc/passwd root at node1:/etc/passwd   
//but it says
Permission denied (publickey,password).
lost connection

Any idea how to fix this 

Jeff: are you doing the same or do you have some better way to do it ??????

Jai Rangi


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey B. Layton [mailto:laytonjb at bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 2:33 PM
To: RANGI, JAI
Cc: 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
Subject: Re: Creating user accounts....

Jai,

   I personally prefer files. You make the account on the master
node and then copy /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/shadow, etc.
to all of the nodes. It's worked well for us so far on several
clusters (16 nodes, 64 nodes, 65 nodes, 26 nodes, 288 nodes).

Good Luck!

Jeff

>What is the best way to create and manage user accounts on Beowulf,
>Is there a way that you create account on Master node and all the slave
node
>will get information from Master node only.
>
>I was thinking of NIS, if you use NIS then still so you have to create
>account on all the nodes.
>
>
>
>Jai Rangi
>Unix System Administrator, Computing Services,
>South Dakota State University
>Brookings SD 57006.
>email: jai_rangi at sdstate.edu
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