[CentOS] NIS failover

Peter Serwe peter.serwe at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 08:26:26 UTC 2009

After dealing with a couple of issues with OpenLDAP, I'd say it beats the
piss out of NIS all day long.  NIS is ancient and decrepit.

Hard to believe, but certain very well known organizations refuse to get off
NIS for critical and secure systems.


On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:44:54PM -0700, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> >
> > 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
>         Out of curiousity, can you point me to writeups of known working
>        exploits against current yp-family versions on CentOS?
>        NIS+ is not, the last time I checked, available for Linux; if
>        my understanding is in error I would very much welcome
>        correction.
>                                                        John
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