[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

aurf alien aurfalien at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 16:12:11 EDT 2010


On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM, Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Oct 1, 2010, at 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://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>
> 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?
>
>
> Even without AD one could setup a Kerberos server and NIS database a lot
> easier then LDAP.
>
> -Ross
>

Really!?

I dunno, what you just described sounds a lot more complex then setting up
an OpenLDAP server, even with replication.
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