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From: faSty (fastyi-sphere.com)
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 15:19:35 CDT

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    I dont see any NIS or NIS+ on handbook. I tried setup the NIS+
    and I am not experience with these feature. anyone can point
    where the HOWTO NIS or NIS+?

    -trev

    On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 01:02:44AM +1000, Darren Reed wrote:
    > In some mail from Roger Marquis, sie said:
    > >
    > > Samuel Chow wrote:
    > > > How about NIS? I use it at home with a total
    > > > of two machines and one users.
    > >
    > > I've used NIS with over 30,000 users, and adminitered 2 domains
    > > with over 2,500 users and experienced near zero problems. NIS+
    > > may be a bit more difficult given it's Kerberos roots but it is
    > > being used successfully in shops with hundreds of NIS+ accounts
    > > and hosts. Adminning Sun NIS servers and clients is neither
    > > difficult nor complicated even with NFS and automount. Not sure
    > > if the same is true for FreeBSD servers however.
    >
    > Where I work, we have experience with a production NIS+ database of
    > double the size you have for NIS. After many requests to Sun, we're
    > given the impression that they know of nobody else using NIS+ to such
    > a large scale (even to the 1000s or 10,0000s). NIS+ is secure, if you
    > don't have to do NIS, but you must get all your procedures *correct*,
    > especially when changing passwords, or you are "fucked".
    >
    > Darren
    > p.s. sorry for the french, but I believe that sums it up perfectly.
    >
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