NIS and Kerberos 5 : is it possible / smart?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Aug 11 00:48:37 UTC 2006

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Scott Peshak wrote:
> On 8/4/06, Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at> wrote:
>> 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
>> needed?
>>     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.
> On my low-traffic, private network I use a combination of krb5 and
> hesiod.  If you're already running a dns server I would suggest at
> least a look at hesiod, you wouldn't need to add any new services.
> Scott

Hmmmm... the only problem with this is that it doesn't look like it's
easily enabled out of the box for OSX authentication (assuming that I
actually did filesharing via hesoid).
- -Garrett
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