[CentOS] NIS failover

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Dec 17 19:44:54 UTC 2009

> We just updated our configuratiosn to have multiple NIS servers, when we
> initiated a test of client failover, we were disapointed.
> It seemed that the only way to get a filaover was to /etc/init.d/ypbind
> restart.
> It behaves as indicated in
> http://bugs.opensolaris.org/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=5084845 using
> ypbind-1.17.2-13 on Centos 4.5 / Linux xxxxxxxxxxxx 2.6.9-55.0.12.ELsmp #1
> Fri Nov 2 12:38:56 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> http://bugs.opensolaris.org/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4858192
> Any advice?

Not one you want to hear: ditch NIS. It's known to have a *lot* of
security holes. At the very least, NIS+. Better would be either RH
directory server (which I've never worked with), or openLDAP (which is,
IMO, NOT ready for prime time, but is built for security.


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