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Re: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS
> What is recommended for those of us with an open network that
> encourages labtops -- in fact I have quite a few kids who have
> borrowed various version of Linux CD to install on their own
> computers. Although none to my knowledge have gotten Linux on a
> laptop (they all seem to have driver problems).
Connect the 'open' network ports to a separate subnet. Don't export NFS to
that subnet. You can play clever tricks with pam and samba to mount home
directories by SMB if you've got a sick enough mind.
> Is NIS+ what's considered the "secure and frustrating" option? I was
> under the impression that NIS+ didn't really work properly on Linux.
> Am I wrong?
AFAIK there's no NIS+ server which runs on Linux.