[CentOS] How insecure is NIS ? Possible alternatives ?

Mon Mar 26 08:07:36 UTC 2018
Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr>


In the past I've setup simple centralized authentication with NIS and
NFS, without bothering about possible security implications.

Over the next month I have to setup a new network in a local school, and
I wonder if I should use NIS/NFS. I still have my own documentation,
it's simple and somewhat bone-headed to setup, and it just works.

RHEL/CentOS 7 still provide NIS, and I vaguely wonder how exactly it is
insecure. So I thought I'd simply ask on this list.

I know there's FreeIPA available. I gave it a spin some time ago on a
local machine, but I think it's a bit overkill.

Anyone here who uses central authentication (CentOS server + CentOS
clients) ? Any suggestions ?


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