[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

Mike VanHorn michael.vanhorn at wright.edu
Fri Oct 1 15:47:10 EDT 2010


On 10/1/10 2:27 PM, "Boris Epstein" <borepstein at gmail.com> 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?

We use it for our mixed environment of Solaris and Linux (including CentOS)
workstations. 100-150 machines, 600-700 users.

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