We in my school have the following network setup; and NIS server, with the Linux boxes authenticating logins through NIS and the Wintel boxes through Samba. We would like to have the Mac OS boxes do the same. We have figured out how to make OS X authenticate logins via NIS. I believe it is also possible to make the older computers, running OS 7.6.1 through 8, also authenticate through Macintosh Manager. An OS X (non-server)-running machine would act as a Mac Manager server. The only question is, how do we configure Macintosh Manager (running on OS X) to get its user database from NIS? The rest will be easy from there. If anyone has any insights, please respond.