Authentication via NIS

Authentication via NIS

Post by Jason Will » Sun, 07 Aug 2005 04:25:41

I have 3 Redhat Enterprise 3 systems that I would like to integrate via NIS.
This is my first time using NIS, but I understand it is my best option when
it comes to sharing authentication. Unfortunately, with no experience, I
really don't know how to set this up.

What are the basic steps to setting up a shared authentication system using
NIS? I plan to set this up with 1 server acting as the master. With just 3
servers, I don't see a need for any slaves, though I could be wrong. Any
suggestions in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

If you can recommend a good howto website or book, that would also be
greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
Jason Williard

Authentication via NIS

Post by Trog Wooll » Sun, 07 Aug 2005 20:36:24

While stranded on the hard shoulder of the information super highway XXXX@XXXXX.COM typed:

How I set ours up can be found at
As to references, there are some mentioned on our website, of which I think
the O'Reilly book is the best. It is on the web somewhere (I think) but I
have the paper version. I can't comment on slaves, but we don't have one.

Trog Woolley | trog at trogwoolley dot com
(A Croweater back residing in Pommie Land with Linux)
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