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Re: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS

bill@mail.tasis.ch said:
> 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.