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Re: What can I do with six new publicly available computers? now nis vs. rsync

Alvin Oga wrote:

anybody can login from anywhere after you set up nis or ldap
( both are bad idea ) or rsync /etc/passwd /etc/shadow to each machine ( my preference )

I like this idea of using rsync to copy over /etc/passwd, but I have to ask, what problems does nis have (since that's what we have set up on our network)?

Patrick Rittich
Dowco Computer Systems Ltd.

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