[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 18:24:21 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....

Both NIS+ and LDAP are a PITA but NIS+ less so, IMHO, probably because
I learned it first. Anyway, NIS+ is pretty much history...


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