Re: Alternatives to NIS?
On Wed, 31 Dec 1997, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> > > > The latest version of NIS uses encryption and authentication. I don't
> > > > know if software is available for debian (or anyone other than Sun).
> > > > Sun calls it NIS Plus.
> > >
> > > And you are best staying away from it unless you want to spend long hours
> > > getting it to work correctly ... and it is fragile ;)
> > What's for an alternative between debian machines for central password
> > management?
> > (Encryption _is_ essential.)
> Perhaps RADIUS provides it? Otherwise I know of no solution.
Everyone keeps telling that RADIUS have very basic security, and I'm about
to believe that. But even it it wasn't so I have no knowledge of Linux
NIS have no security at all (I checked it), NIS+ and NYS were told to be
too complex AND fairly insecure. Hm.
I need a centralised authentication service which can at least auth email
and login services, and have both clients and servers under linux. And
able to stand against possible snoopers between them.
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