NIS and Kerberos 5 : is it possible / smart?
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Fri Aug 11 00:48:37 UTC 2006
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Scott Peshak wrote:
> On 8/4/06, Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu> 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
>> 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.
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).
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