[CentOS] Odd issue with C6 and NIS

Thu Oct 6 20:32:37 UTC 2011
Steve Rikli <sr at genyosha.net>

In article <alpine.LRH.2.02.1110062107400.21755 at pfyva-tcf.pfhavk.pbzc.yrrqf.np.hx>, John Hodrien  <centos at centos.org> wrote:
>A good LDAP setup with nested groups, and GSSAPI just beats NIS over the head
>with a stick in terms of security, and once you've got a good LDAP
>infrastructure you start to discover just how many tools offer some form of
>LDAP integration.  Extending the schema to suit internal uses is also easy,
>and querying it from within your own apps/scripts is far from difficult.

Thanks, good perspective.

[ about to display ignorance of LDAP ... ]

So, back to my original example of automount maps (which I've long thought
about implementing in LDAP but never pursued), how do you deal with the
situation of needing map(s) loaded, without an active user on the system
to authenticate the LDAP query with their username/password?

That is, NIS clients bind to the NIS server, and thereby have access to
auto.home map or what have you, whether a user ever logs into the client
system or not.  Automounter is functional and has the map data.

What's the functional equivalent for LDAP automount maps?