Learning from Windows to Linux

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Author: wickerandvineLocation: alang-alang Mandaue PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Learning from Windows to Linux

I have been working with windows for years now. I'm shifting to Linux so I am very new to it. There are a couple of questions I want to ask and hopefully you guys can help.

Q. Is NIS/RADIUS/LDAP/KERBEROS similar to Windows Active Directory?

Q. Among NIS, RADIUS, LDAP and KERBEROS which one is widely used, easy to configure, recommended?

Q. Does linux have group policy like in windows in controlling desktop accesss for users/groups?

Q. I've worked in a windows environment with multi domain, can nis handle that? In windows client machine it has a logon to dropdown box were you can choose the domain you want to login. Does linux have this?

Q. In windows when there are new users we give them default passwords and then they are asked by windows to
change it on their first login. Can linux do this. This feature is really important.

Q. Am I correct that NFS is used to share file/folders on a server? Is this just like windows file server?

Q. Can linux server also be used as printer server where printers are shared and then client machines would just connect to it in order to print just like in windows?

Q. Can root account be used as a network login?

Hope fully you could also guide me to a good tutorial for newbies on the questions I just asked.

Thanks you very much!

Author: Mongrel PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject:
Hello wickerandvine,

Please forgive the delayed response.
Replies in no particular order:

Not being a *nux expert, I depend on Google. So should you.
THIS GOOGLE SEARCH led me to THIS and THIS about sharing printers.

A slight tweak to my ORIGINAL GOOGLE SEARCH yielded more specifics
about sharing printerrs on Linux in an MS environment such as:
Printing to LINUX SHARED PRINTER from Vista and more.

Generally a terrible idea to login to *nux as root so why do it in Windows?

The two Googles above bring up some great guides, howtos, manuals, and
other assistance.

It just takes the right search criteria to get what you want and
it takes practice to sharpen your searching skills.
I think some practice in searching will yield magnificent results for you.

For example:
Search on NFS, SMB, SMB/CIFS, or SAMBA (separate searches)
the results will lead you to additional criteria to narrow your results.

Google NIS RADIUS LDAP KERBEROS "simple to configure"
(One Search with the double quotes) - See what you find

Hope I gave you a couple leads and some good guidance
on getting what you want in an internet search.


Author: wickerandvineLocation: alang-alang Mandaue PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject:
Thanks Mongrel! I'll try your advice.

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