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Re: NIS on gateway

[On 27 May, 2002, Thomas Cook wrote in "NIS on gateway ..."]
> 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.
i don't know that much about NIS, but i don't think it is a good idea to
put NIS on your firewall. The job of a firewall is to protect your
network, if someone breaches your firewall he/she has direct access
to all your users's account information that is kept there. 

Use a seperate box for NIS. And be very carefull about traffic from
your firewall to the NIS-box, 'cause there is no need for it, or is


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