[Beowulf] NIS to LDAP gateway
Andrew D. Fant
fant at pobox.com
Mon Feb 6 18:35:43 EST 2006
Mark Hahn wrote:
>>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.
Aye, passwd/group/shadow is the rub indeed. I don't know much about LDAP aside
from the fact that it seems to complicate my life greatly. Is it possible to
do a slave replication between different ldap servers? Our enterprise server
isn't openldap, and I don't think that it will run on Linux at all.
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