[CentOS] Odd issue with C6 and NIS

Wed Oct 5 22:32:31 UTC 2011
Steve Rikli <sr at genyosha.net>

In article <CALSzgHHTWLD-rW1tQ+Z+EUGK+wRRC47ygg31+FC2TrPYp-yZWQ at mail.gmail.com>, Jim Perrin  <centos at centos.org> wrote:
>Current versions of fedora do this as well, in addition to f15 having a
>buggy startup script for yp*. I agree with you that if you specify auth, the
>tools for it should be there.
>That said, NIS needs to die. Quickly.

Why?  I'll grant NIS is insecure at best for login auth, and should not
be used for that purpose (at least not outside the lab).

But for other purposes e.g. automount maps, NIS is simple and easy and
still functional.

I'll also readily agree I wouldn't want NIS on internet-facing systems,
but for things like automount maps on the internal corporate LAN, is
it really a catastropic problem?

|| Steve Rikli             |||                                         ||
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