Centralized DB of "system" users

Nguyen Tam Chinh unixvn at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 07:14:52 PST 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 9:47 PM, Ivan Voras <ivoras at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Valentin Bud wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 3:12 PM, Wojciech Puchar <
>> wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
>>> this case (though it's very complicated to set up, especially the first
>>>>> why it is "right" solution?
>>>> Interoperability. Today, with Linux, tomorrow, Windows or Mac OS X.
>>> so not "right" but interoperable. if i do have only unix systems in LAN,
>>> NIS is much better easier and faster.
>> If you only have UNIX systems in LAN. But in my case i have Linux + FreeBSD
>> (server). From the handbook
>> NIS only works between FBSDs. Am i missing something?
> You are correct.

Hmm, I have NIS server on an old Solaris 8 and all clients are Linux
(I can't use FBSD at work due so far). So it sounds strange if NIS
works only between FBSDs, something not standard in the
Anyway, I also vote for the LDAP. Later on when you need to introduce
new services, LDAP will integrate better. NIS is very specific for
*nix world.

With best regards,
Chinh Nguyen

FreeBSD - The Power to Serve

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