NIS and Kerberos 5 : is it possible / smart?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Aug 4 20:25:03 UTC 2006

Hi all,
    Just wondering if it's possible for NIS and Kerberos 5 to work in 
tandem with one another, such that NIS would handle groups and 
configuration file management and Kerberos would handle authentication 
only. Also, is this sort of overkill perhaps, where NIS is not really 
    I basically have 3+ machines (2 desktops, 1 laptop, currently), and 
I want to keep my credentials and information uniform across the 
machines as much as possible. The network I would be implementing this 
on is a low-traffic, private network.

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