How can linux do this?
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Tue May 19 00:50:33 GMT 1998
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>Yes, NT does do that, no Linux can not do that. It is a function of user
>management within NT. NT would recognize the difference because of the
>security token that is passed during logon. The ACL is read telling the
>token what profile to use and file/directory rights the user has. The
>profiles could quite possibly be stored on an Linux system, but the drive
>would have to "mapped" before the logon took place. Linux does not have the
>ability (yet) to do this.
>Shon Nixon, MCSE and avid Linux user.
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>From: David Masterson <david at batcave.bungi.com>
>To: M. Neidorff <neidorff at cybernex.net>
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>Date: Monday, May 18, 1998 3:50 AM
>Subject: How can linux do this?
>>>>>>> "Mark" == M Neidorff <neidorff at cybernex.net> writes:
>>> Hi folks, One of the things that a nt server can do for a win based
>>> network is store each user's profile so that no matter what machine
>>> the user logs on at they get the same icons, etc. on the desktop.
>>> Could that kind of nt server be replaced with a linux server? If
>>> so, what would do the user profile storage?
>>NT can do that?? Not where I work. It's unlikely that two different
>>systems have the same setup of software, so its unlikely that a user's
>>profile or icons could be the same on two separate systems. The only
>>way I could see that working is if most (if not all) of the system was
>>accessed over the network from a file server. If that's how it works,
>>then I see no reason that Linux couldn't be the file server (using
>>Samba) -- the NTs wouldn't know the difference.
>>david at batcave.bungi.com
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