Security Configuration Settings?
From: El C0chin0 (mr.nasty_at_ix.netcom.com)
Date: 21 Sep 2004 13:34:33 -0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
Im in the process of trying to secure a SunOS name 5.8 Generic_108528-29 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-280R, using settings per http://sabernet.home.comcast.net/papers/Solaris.html. I have a few questions about the settings and due to the fact that this box is supposed to look as much like a production box but I have no budget for things like 'stronghold' etc. I must use as much free ware as possible.
On the above mentioned page under "Access Controls" section 4 'Only add accounts for users who require access to the system. If using NIS, use the compat mode by editing the /etc/nsswitch.conf file:
I don't understand and haven't been able to find anything related to what describes 'compat'. Can any one provide me with why it is a good measure to change this from 'files' to 'compat' and what other changes may be necessary or what exactly is the difference?
I can only hope the moderators of this group find this worthy of being posted.