Re: Authentication via NIS

From: Nicholas Andrade (SDNick484_at_nospam.yahoo.com)
Date: 08/06/05


Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 18:52:29 GMT

Jamie Beverly wrote:
> Jason Williard wrote:
>
>
>>I have 3 Redhat Enterprise 3 systems that I would like to integrate via
>>NIS. This is my first time using NIS, but I understand it is my best
>>option when it comes to sharing authentication.
>
>
> Actually, LDAP is a considerably better option. NIS, is inherently insecure
> due to the simplistic nature of the protocol. LDAP is also easier to
> maintain over time.
>
I second that recommendation for LDAP, in fact we're migrating a number
of severs from NIS to LDAP at work.
>
>>Unfortunately, with no experience, I really don't know how to set this up.
>>
>>What are the basic steps to setting up a shared authentication system
>>using
>>NIS? I plan to set this up with 1 server acting as the master. With just
>>3 servers, I don't see a need for any slaves, though I could be wrong.
>>Any suggestions in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>
>
> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/NIS-HOWTO/
> http://www.tldp.org/LDP/nag/node130.html#SECTION0012000000
>
> would be highly valuable for setting up and maintaining NIS; in fact, the
> entire NAG is worth reading.
>
> If you're interested in information on implementing LDAP in lieu of NIS,
> just let me know, and I'll post some useful information on setting up and
> securely using LDAP for authentication and directory services.
>
>
> PS: My usenet server doesn't carry alt.linux.redhat.