[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Mon Oct 4 13:28:23 UTC 2010

Iain Morris wrote:
> And NIS servers belong in a museum!  :-)

Although NIS has a number of issues against it - it still has some 
pretty good things going for it. If you are on a private network and 
security is not a high priority, then NIS is something that can be 
easily set up. Some of the nice things about NIS on Linux are:

It is fairly simple to set up
Comes with built in server redundancy and failover
Has simple server load balancing built in
Very lightweight on the client

James Pearson

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