[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

Boris Epstein borepstein at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 16:56:38 EDT 2010


On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 4:46 PM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> 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....
>
>       mark
>
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Thanks... what is AD? I never even heard of that.

I think we are going to LDAP at some point - due to its universality if for
no other reason.

Boris.
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