[CentOS] how many people still use NIS?

Fri Oct 1 19:40:22 UTC 2010
Don Krause <dkrause at optivus.com>

On Oct 1, 2010, at 11:50 AM, Ben McGinnes wrote:

> On 2/10/10 4:27 AM, 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?
> 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.

Take Care,