Subject: Re: Sparc ports
To: None <,>
From: Gorgonio Barreto Ara'ujo <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/19/1994 10:15:41
>Date: Wed, 18 May 94 12:44:09 CDT
>From: (Mark P. Gooderum)
>> > Has anyone done any work on a YP server implementation for NetBSD...
>> No, and I don't feel like doing it. Go for it, knock yourself dead.
>> It's not that hard.
>Actually I had been thinking of just such a thing.  I worked up a
>prototype a while back to address some security issues.  The idea was
>to have RPC compatibility with ypserv but not worry about the same
>implementation server side.  Also some optional extensions to help address the
>security issues (shadow passwords, "coldstart" files like NIS+ uses,
>etc) and allow remote administration.
>The extensions would require integration with the yp client libs and ypbind,
>but would be optional.
>I guess the only question would be is the YP stuff and related code
>(getXXXyyXXX() funcs) fairly stable so I can take off and not have a major
>integration headache in a month or so?  (ie: is there much coming in from
>4.4 still that will impact this?).  This is really only an issue with the
>extras since "true" compatibility for the server doesn't impact the
>client side.
Even thought kerberos' goal wasn't this, can't it replace NIS' function of propagate passwd's map? Does it work well now? How can I use it?


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