Security Configuration Settings?

From: El C0chin0 (
Date: 09/21/04

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    Date: 21 Sep 2004 13:34:33 -0000
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    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 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:

    passwd: compat'

    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.

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