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RE: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS

We're planning on going to NDS most likely.  We're on NIS+ now with NIS backward compatibility enabled.
MAJOR security hole - anyone with any UNIX machine that has root access to that machine can become any NIS user without the need for a password.  This is one of the many reasons that I hate NIS.
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Prentice [mailto:dprentice@uno.edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 10:28 PM
To: seul-edu@seul.org
Subject: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS

    A while back I seem to remember someone saying NIS is "evil." Since my classroom network is now stable enough to begin to expand from the present 7 machines, I want to centralize access and  passwords. What alternatives are there to NIS, or should I just go with it? 
Dave Prentice