[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?
jpyeron at pdinc.us
Fri Oct 1 19:42:31 UTC 2010
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Don Krause
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 15:40
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] how many people still use NIS?
> On Oct 1, 2010, at 11:50 AM, Ben McGinnes wrote:
> > On 2/10/10 4:27 AM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> >> Hello listmates,
> >> Hence the question: is NIS (YP) still in use much anywhere for
> >> authentication?
> > Solaris still favours it, but mainly because Sun invented
> it. Most of
> > the rest of us don't bother. I certainly haven't seen it anywhere
> > except exclusively SunOS/Solaris based networks for ages.
> > Regards,
> > Ben
> We still use it quite extensively, across 100 or so Linux,
> Solaris, and SunOS boxes.
> Since we still have to maintain and support some very
> expensive industrial equipment that use SunOS, I'd hate to
> see it go away.
We use it in our linux/windows SSO, about 75 machines. Eventually we will switch
to LDAP, but until then...
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