[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Fri Oct 1 21:56:35 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 05:16:49PM -0400, Steve Thompson wrote:
> Agreed. I have found that LDAP, in the guise of OpenLDAP, is not very 
> difficult at all once you have done your first setup, providing, as Craig 
> says, you take the time to understand why you're doing what you're doing 
> and you properly plan ahead. OpenLDAP also has excellent performance and 
> is as solid as a rock.

The server is great... the client side not so much.  Definitely ensure
you have nscd running, 'cos without it you'll be making lots of TCP
connections to the server and these are relatively slow (definitely
compared to NIS which uses UDP).



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