By: mikewillis

December 3, 2009 3:24 pm

Allow a user to log in when their home directory is missing

If you administer Linux machines where the home directories are mounted from remote servers then you may have experienced the annoying situation where one of those servers goes down for some reason and as a result some people can’t log in to the Linux machines with a full GNOME session.

This guide explains how to configure machines running SLED 11 to allow a user to log in with a full GNOME session even when their home directory cannot be mounted from the remote sever.

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By: dmichael

November 16, 2008 8:20 pm

Boot my Office PC as I'm entering the Parking Garage!

Eliminate complaints about slow Boot up. And don’t waste power leaving PCs on all night. Anticipate the users’ arrival and use WOL to be ready for them, leveraging existing hardware.

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By: tukaram

August 28, 2008 3:13 pm

Configuration of pdb_nds in Samba server for NDS authentication

pdb_nds is a back-end LDAP authentication method for Samba server. This back-end module provides authentication to the users to the Novell eDirectory™ server (NDS).

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By: DamianMyerscough

May 21, 2008 12:43 pm

Account Management

In this article we are going to look at account management. The tasks covered in this article are adding, deleting and modifying user accounts from the command line. We will also look at creating and managing groups from the command line.

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By: fpatterson

May 7, 2008 10:38 am

How to migrate users from passwd to openLDAP, on a SLES 10 server

Fred Patterson shares a tip on how to turn your /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow files into a LDAP database.

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By: DamianMyerscough

April 3, 2008 7:01 am

Linux Disk Quotas

Damian Myerschough explains how to set up disk quotas for individual users and a group of users.

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By: DamianMyerscough

February 21, 2008 1:22 am

Forcing users to change their password

Damian Myerscough shares a few tips on how to force users to change their passwords.

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By: DamianMyerscough

October 23, 2007 11:11 am

Pure-FTPd Administration

In this article I am going to cover setting up virtual users and administrating user accounts. Some of the tasks we will look at are; chrooting users, setting upload/download limits, restricting IP access and many other tasks. Pure-FTPd is an excellent service that provides a rich set of features and a high level of security as it is regularly audited for security vulnerabilities, Pure-FTPd also provides server messages in multiple languages which helps administrators that don’t natively speak English.

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