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NIS on gateway

I have a small firewall/gateway/dhcp server that serves my network (7-10
boxes).  I usually try to keep from running anything on the box save the
dhcp server and ssh to prevent security holes and keep patching infrequent.

When I first started I had only 3 boxes on the network, but things have
grown, and I would like to install an NIS server to keep user accounts and
the like in sync.  My first thought was to add the NIS Server to the
firewall as it logically has access to all the servers behind it.

Would this be an undue security risk?  Would it be better to place another
server just inside the network for this task?  The network is small and has
few users so bandwidth and load are not an issue.


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