Re: UNIX Authentication

From: Paulius M. (paulius_at_pit.ktu.lt)
Date: 12/19/03

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    Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 16:55:00 +0100
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    Andreas Schubert wrote:

    > Have you considered using nis+?

    I don't want flame but i wont recommend NIS+ because:
    a) server implementation exists only on solaris
    b) it's very complicated system with many (non yet discovered)bugs
    c) uses RPC (look @ b) )
    d) if there's any NIS host, NIS+ falls back to compatibility mode -
    functions just like NIS
    e) even SUN, which invented NIS+, don't recommends to use it, and urges
    to migrate to LDAP

    I thin that's enough reasons.

    --
    Paulius M.
    

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