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Accounts and Authentication

You have to decide how to authenticate to your machine. If you are running just a single machine you would not want to use any of the server methods to login to your machine. If you are using a network full of clients then authenticating with a server might make sense. The server authentication methods are Network Information Server (NIS), LDAP, Kerberos, or Hesiod. If you want to use any of these you will have to select the server authentication method and enter in the server and other information. NIS will be covered in Chapter 14. If you are not using an authentication server then the default options should be good. Just press Next.

Joseph Colton 2002-09-24