[Beowulf] NIS to LDAP gateway

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Feb 6 18:29:56 EST 2006

> authentication on the cluster.  I really don't want to have to set up a
> full-fledged LDAP environment on the head node, or change my address space and
> start routing packets between the cluster and the outside world.  I've heard

an ldap slave on the head node makes a fair bit of sense.
it can still be automatically synced to the "enterprise" ldap,
and compute nodes can refer to it alone.  excepting /etc/passwd
(either on nfs root or somehow rsynced), I'd consider this 
kind of ldap setup to be the norm these days.

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