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Re: About Centralizing Passwords

Benjamin Hudgens <benjamin@wayport.net> writes:

> Is there a client/server protocol that supports centralizing password
> AND session information other than NIS.  If I'm not mistaken, NIS
> requires that you STILL edit the password file and specify user dirs..
> etc.  Perhaps I'm reading this wrong.. 

Yes, you are reading wrong. With NIS you get full passwd,group, alias,
... entries, just like they were local.

I consider safety beeing only problem in NIS. And all machines jammed
totally if NIS server is down, even logging in as root (local

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