Re: nis & shadow
On Thu, 19 Feb 1998, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> This is true. However note how you said "if the request for the map comes from a
> non-root user". How do you supposed the NIS server determines that you're "not a
> root user"? I'll tell you: ident. I can whip up an ident server on my NT box in two
> minutes that'll tell you I'm any user I want. This is not security.
Wrong. It determines that you're no root user by port. If the request
comes from a port lower than 1024 then it is root. And don't give nis
access to hosts which can be booted into an unsafe OS like NT.
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