[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Oct 1 20:22:58 UTC 2010

James Pearson wrote:
> Boris Epstein 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://readlist.com/lists/suse.com/suse-linux-e/38/193419.html
>> Hence the question: is NIS (YP) still in use much anywhere for
>> authentication?
> I have no problems as a NIS user using sftp to a CentOS 5 box running
> OpenSSH 5.x
> This isn't really a CentOS issue - as CentOS ships with OpenSSH v4.x
> I suggest you download the vanilla OpenSSH 5.x source and build and
> install it on a host that has NIS accounts and test it.

And I'd at *least* go to NIS+. openLDAP is an unbelievable pain, but
that's the way I'd go, well, actually, when I was working at AT&T 4 years
ago, I did go that way for our group, and where I'm at now, with the fed
gov't, we've got AD through kerborous.

NIS is very insecure. scp works fine, as does rsync with ssh.


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