Re: [dubailug] Please Confirm
- --- Imed Chihi <ichihi@...> wrote:
> John,Correct. The problem here is the requirement in itself.
> What Christopher is assuming is correct, in Linux name
> services are controlled via /etc/nsswitch.conf (we owe
> this invention to Sun :) and authentication is
> controlled via the Pluggable Authentication Modules or
> PAM (we owe them this one too :).
> All the FTP servers I happened to come accross on
> Linux use PAM for authentication, and would,
> therefore, authenticate against LDAP if PAM is
> configured to do so.
"I want to be able to run the same way I do on the pavement, but I want to do
it in the ocean."
Despite the fact that you can move from A to B under water or on land, it is
a whole different paradigm. You have to think very differently. For example,
a 'server with a good user interface' in itself makes no sense to me. Servers
don't have any substantial user interfaces. In fact, the client is what has a
What I am saying is, you are still stuck in a way of thinking that will make
it very difficult for you to achieve (and become satisfied) with a solution
under a system like Linux. Think differently. Think, I want to have my users
authenticate via LDAP using a secure ftp server. With that in mind, you can
figure out how it can be done and yes, it can be done with all servers you
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