On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 12:28:06PM +0100, Dunphy Richard-rdunph01 wrote:
> If you're using NIS use it completely and correctly which means that you
> don't have user entries anywhere except on the NIS master server.
I couldn't agree more. A few years ago when I knew nothing about *NIX
(what's changed, I here them cry) I was put to work on a linux machine as a
local user. It was also using NIS. It turned out that my UserID coincided
with that of one the NIS users. Caused all sorts of odd behaviour I can
I'd also suggest if this system is important the idea of using NIS
Masters/Slaves/Clients. This way the Master holds the YP database. But
the slaves take a copy of it. The clients behave as clients always did.
The idea is that the clients can connect to any master/slave for their YP.
Then should your master go down for some reason, all accounts do not disappear
off all clients cos one of the slaves can take over.
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