On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, kevin lyda wrote:
> how do you get nis to work nicely if you're using a laptop?
you need to turn off ypbind when you're not NIS "homed", eg from the
pcmcia network script..
newer ypbind has support for binding to multiple domains, no idea how
well this would work, or whether it'd even be useful. (eg bind to
both NIS server on your laptop and on your network.)
> also, nis vs. nis+ on linux. last i looked - over three years ago -
> nis+ was very poorly supported. has this changed?
nis+ client is supported in glibc, no idea to what degree, but i do
know there are people using linux in NIS+ enviroments.
> also how does nis deal with different password hashing? i.e. i think
> solaris and linux use different hashing algorithms now.
NIS doesn't care about the hashing method. you just need to make sure
that any utilities that update passwords only use DES. Eg if linux is
the server remove md5 parameter from any relevant /etc/pam.d/* files.
then no problems. (works fine for me linux NIS master -> IRIX, and
i've seen DU NIS master -> linux client.)
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