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How to build NIS server & client on Redhat 7.2?

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archun

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NIS on Linux

Does anyone know how to build NIS server & Client on Redhat 7.2. Is there any difference between Solaris & Redhat Linux.
 

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What for do you need NIS? I'm just curious. I thought, that it's obsolete.

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once you have more than 40 machines. i believe u need.
 

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Hello, can I help you ?
I manage a small network including 3 sparcstations and 3 Linux computers.
I have installed NIS on all the computers and I can tell it works !

To be more precise :
- The NIS master is a Solaris station
- The following tables are shared :
- hosts.byname yquem
- hosts.byaddr
- auto.tools (custom auto-mounting table)
- passwd.byuid
- passwd.byname
- netgroup.byhost
- netgroup.byuser
- netgroup
- group.bygid
- group.byname
- auto.master
- auto.home
- mail.byaddr
- mail.aliases

There are a few differences between The Solaris NIS and the Linux NIS. But they are compliant.
The main difference I have noticed is that Linux runs only in Broadcast mode to identify the NIS master on boot. But that's not an issue.
 

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Hi VAX,

Thanks for your reply. I already setup my NIS network on RH7.2.
 

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somebody told that NIS is obselete, I would like to know what is the service that replaces the NIS?

Thanks,
 

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I heard about NIS+, FNS(Federated Naming Service), LDAP(Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). I think LDAP is the newest one but setting up and managing an LDAP naming service is more complex and requires careful planning ,moreover, it did not support Solaris 8 and below. I think NIS isn't obsolete yet but may be in the next version of Solaris.
 

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