[CentOS] CentOS 8 NIS

Sun Apr 12 12:35:39 UTC 2020
Andreas Benzler <andreas at benzlerweb.de>

Dear P.,

NIS is out. Don’t ask me why. Ask the developer. 

On our cluster it is still in use, but for the next instance 
I must use LDAP or compile the packages by my self. 

Best wishes


> Am 12.04.2020 um 14:28 schrieb Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk>:
> On Sun, 2020-04-12 at 08:13 -0400, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>> On Apr 12, 2020, at 05:47, Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk> wrote:
>>> There are other options than LDAP, and servers other than OpenLDAP, but
>>> LDAP is the de facto standard.
>> Unfortunately,  OpenLDAP as a server is deprecated in C8, and isn’t
>> packaged anymore.  Upstream they point customers to their directory
>> service, which is based on 389 directory service. 
> <sigh> Why on Earth is deprecated?  I suppose they want people to use
> FreeIPA, which is a bit of a steam-hammer-to-crack-wallnut type thing. 
> P.
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