[CentOS] CentOS 8 NIS

Thu Apr 9 04:22:38 UTC 2020
John Pierce <jhn.pierce at gmail.com>

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 8:48 PM Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com> wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2020, at 6:42 PM, Mark LaPierre <marklapier at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know where I can get NIS for CentOS 8?
> $ dnf provides ypserv
> ...
> ypserv-4.0-6.20170331git5bfba76.el8.x86_64 : The NIS (Network Information
> Service) server
> do people really still use NIS ?!?   I mean, I remember using it in the
mid to late 90s on a network of Sun Solaris systems (after all, they
virtually invented it), but we got rid of it by the mid 2000s because its
simply not secure by any rational definition, and only really suitable on a
network where everyone trusts everything attached to the network, that
world simply doesn't exist anymore.

-john r pierce
  recycling used bits in santa cruz