[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

Ben McGinnes ben at adversary.org
Fri Oct 1 14:50:29 EDT 2010


On 2/10/10 4:27 AM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> Hello listmates,
> 
> I have discovered a very strange SFTP problem which I can not connect to
> anything but NIS thus far. See here:
> 
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-server-73/sftp-seems-to-fail-for-nis-accounts-under-openssh-5-x-816020/
> 
> http://readlist.com/lists/suse.com/suse-linux-e/38/193419.html
> 
> Hence the question: is NIS (YP) still in use much anywhere for
> authentication?

Solaris still favours it, but mainly because Sun invented it.  Most of
the rest of us don't bother.  I certainly haven't seen it anywhere
except exclusively SunOS/Solaris based networks for ages.


Regards,
Ben


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