[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Oct 1 16:46:11 EDT 2010


Stephen Harris wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 04:22:58PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>
>> And I'd at *least* go to NIS+. openLDAP is an unbelievable pain, but
>
> Nobody in their right mind uses NIS+.  Even Sun have stopped it.
>
> When I did Solaris 2.4 training NIS+ took 2 chapters of the manual.  When
> I did Solaris 9 training it took 2 sentences.  Yes, NIS+ may be more
> secure than NIS, but it's a FPOS to use properly and not a recommended
> solution.

*shrug* I've never used it. Trust me, openLDAP is a royal PITA, but with
AD as an alternative....

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