[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Fri Oct 1 15:42:31 EDT 2010


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Don Krause
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 15:40
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] how many people still use NIS?
> 
> 
> On Oct 1, 2010, at 11:50 AM, Ben McGinnes wrote:
> 
> > On 2/10/10 4:27 AM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> >> Hello listmates,
> >> 
<snip/>
> >> 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
> > 
> > 
> 
> We still use it quite extensively, across 100 or so Linux, 
> Solaris, and SunOS boxes.
> 
> Since we still have to maintain and support some very 
> expensive industrial equipment that use SunOS, I'd hate to 
> see it go away.
> 

We use it in our linux/windows SSO, about 75 machines. Eventually we will switch
to LDAP, but until then...

-Jason

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