lazarus78
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Best OS for centralized networking?

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:27 pm

I want to set up a dedicated machine (Not a Pi) to manage user accounts and store files for the Pis I have will eventually use. I want to have one system the Pis will log in to with a pre-set profile so I don't have to set up the users and their environments for each Pi.

So I wanted to know what you guys would suggest as being the best, or most suitable OS to do this.

Thanks!

mongrol
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Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:43 am

Re: Best OS for centralized networking?

Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:23 am

Raspbian. There isn't much choice really. What are your users running? How are they logging into the network with?

chrisbr
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Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:22 pm

Re: Best OS for centralized networking?

Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:34 pm

Pretty much any mainstream Linux distribution will have the packages needed to manage Raspbian user accounts. If you're already familiar with Raspbian then Debian or one of its derivatives would be a good choice because you'll already know the basics.

lazarus78
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Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:16 pm

Re: Best OS for centralized networking?

Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:57 pm

Debian it is.

Raspbian was the first Linux OS ive really used (CentOS from a class I took) so I wasn't sure what else was out there aside form Ubuntu, but personally, I don't really like that flavor.

Thanks for your replies.

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