[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Fri Oct 1 15:45:32 EDT 2010


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?

I have no problems as a NIS user using sftp to a CentOS 5 box running 
OpenSSH 5.x

This isn't really a CentOS issue - as CentOS ships with OpenSSH v4.x

I suggest you download the vanilla OpenSSH 5.x source and build and 
install it on a host that has NIS accounts and test it.

James Pearson


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