On Wednesday 21 January 2004 08:36, John P. Looney wrote:
> > I basically want to move to a central 1/2 servers model where i would
> > have all my users without using NIS. I have a variety of servers ranging
> > from Linux to FreeBSD and Solaris. Any thoughts ?
>> Would you mind using /etc/passwd instead of an /etc/passwd and
> /etc/shadow ? That's what NIS means. It's simple, it's fast and it's
>> If you have security concerns, I'd say spend the time hunting down the
> guy running crack on your password files, rather than spend the time with
> Kerberos. But that's just me.
Oh dear God - John's agreeing with me - time to change my mind :-) But the
point is well made - NIS is an long established and stable solution to the
problem of distributing databases. It has its security problems, one of which
is that it doesn't use shadow passwords, but as I originally mentioned, if
this is a problem for you in a supposedly secure internal network, then you
have other problems.
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