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Re: Obtaining NIS domainname from Gatorbox
From: lrr () Princeton EDU (Lawrence R. Rogers)
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 17:39:51 -0400

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...

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Isn't that called hesiod?

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