[CentOS] Odd issue with C6 and NIS

Thu Oct 6 08:38:45 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Wed, 5 Oct 2011, Steve Rikli wrote:

> 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?

The problem you get is when you compare it with LDAP.