[CentOS] coordinated NIS and LDAP servers

Sat Nov 5 13:35:40 UTC 2011
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 09:11:01PM -0400, Boris Epstein wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Jonathan Nilsson <jnilsson at uci.edu> wrote:
> >> Hence the question - is there a good way to have an NIS server for
> >> user authentication that is a mirror image of an LDAP server, with a
> >> proviso that an update introduced there is replicated in the LDAP
> >> server's databases?

> > http://freeipa.org/page/NIS_Compatibility

> Thank you very much, this sounds like an excellent idea!

If you don't mind paying, PADL may do what you want

Or fire up a Solaris 10 instance, which may also do what you want

Both will take an LDAP server and "republish" as NIS.  LDAP is authoratative
and all changes must be made there (so you can't make your NIS map from
NIS sources and expect the changes to propagate to LDAP).