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Re: installing multuple distributions

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Adam T. Bowen wrote:

> Be careful if you intend to merge the different passwd and group files
> because different distros may use different default IDs for system
> accounts. A fun, but maybe slightly complicated way of doing this, would
> be to store your user accounts in LDAP and have the LDAP data files on a
> shared partition (/home would do). Make sure all the system users (UID <
> 100) are stored in each distribution's local /etc/passwd file and set up
> your nsswitch.conf so that it reads files and then ldap. Of course if
> you are only going to have one user account, then this is *way* over the
> top (but it would certainly teach you a lot about LDAP based
> authentication).

I am not a professional. Is there an easy way to try ldap?
thank you
--P


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