Re: Authentication via NIS
From: Jason Williard (jwilliard_at_pcsafe.com)
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 16:31:51 -0700
"Jamie Beverly" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 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
> due to the simplistic nature of the protocol. LDAP is also easier to
> maintain over time.
>> Unfortunately, with no experience, I really don't know how to set this
>> What are the basic steps to setting up a shared authentication system
>> NIS? I plan to set this up with 1 server acting as the master. With
>> 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.
> 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.