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Re: Obtaining NIS domainname from Gatorbox
From: mattm () alaska net (Matt T. Mannhardt)
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 00:26:31 -0800 (AKDT)

On Thu, 13 Apr 1995, Dave Horsfall wrote:

On Wed, 12 Apr 1995, der Mouse wrote:

Maybe a good reason to join the crowd and not run NIS?

I wish.  It's clear to me that NIS is a big problem.  But what else is
out there?  We have a definite need to share passwd databases across
many machines, from multiple vendors, none of which we have source code
to.  How close to a solution can we get?

A wild idea, straight off the top of my head: what about using the DNS
mechanisms?  Apologies if this has been suggested and flamed before...

Dave Horsfall (VK2KFU) | dave () esi com au | VK2KFU @ VK2AAB.NSW.AUS.OC | PGP 2.6
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What, you mean like bind hesiod?  What about rdist?  Heard of large Universities
taking both of these approaches although I've only seen the former and played with 
the later in conjuction with NIS.  But that was a prior life and I don't do that
stuff any more ;-)   [ yet, :-O ]

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