Centralized DB of "system" users

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Dec 12 18:37:38 PST 2008

"Valentin Bud" <valentin.bud at gmail.com> writes:

> 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?

Apparently.  Quoting the Handbook:

   NIS, which stands for Network Information Services, was developed
   by Sun Microsystems to centralize administration of UNIX
   (originally SunOS) systems. It has now essentially become an
   industry standard; all major UNIX like systems (Solaris, HP-UX,
   AIX(R), Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc) support NIS.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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