Subject: Re: NIS/YP interoperability
To: Brandon D. Valentine <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/27/2000 12:22:20
I used NetBSD as a ypserv slave in my last job witha bunch of IRIX
clients. I had to disable the 'secure password' map, but other
than that worked fine.
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On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Brandon D. Valentine wrote:
> I'll start out by being frank, I've never used NetBSD, as I've never had
> a need for it. I'm mostly a FreeBSD guy. But, hey, we're all one big
> family, right?
> I've been tasked with replacing a couple of NIS servers currently
> running sparc linux on an ss20 and ss5. The linux NIS/YP and NFS
> implementations flat out can't cut it. I'm not sure why these servers
> have hobbled along this far. The final nail in the coffin for linux as
> a NIS server is that it just plain doesn't work with the various IRiX
> clients we've just inherited. I could put Solaris 8 on these sparcs and
> run the Sun NIS reference implmentation, but that wouldn't make me very
> happy. These machines have sun4m CPUs and not a lot of disk space.
> Sol8 would kill them. Plus, I'm a BSD guy, my administration headaches
> will be much easier if I can get away with NetBSD/sparc on them. The
> question is, how good is NetBSD's ypserv implmentation? Without having
> first hand experience it's difficult to judge. I am hoping that those
> who have tread here before will offer up insight.
> Brandon D. Valentine
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