Re: Best Network setup for linux/unix

From: Steve Dodd (
Date: Fri Jan 07 2000 - 17:31:53 EST

On Fri, Jan 07, 2000 at 09:33:43PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

> NIS works, its not terribly secure. LDAP is more powerful but a bugger
> to set up

NIS shouldn't be too bad on the security front these days, should it?
Assuming you don't allow access to the NIS servers from outside your site
(using tcp wrappers, and/or ypserv.{conf,securenets}), and use shadow
passwords. It's probably also an idea to deny access to untrusted/unsecured
machines, e.g. Win9[58] boxes.

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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