# SLUG Mailing List Archives

## [SLUG] Re: NIS on Linux

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• Subject: [SLUG] Re: NIS on Linux
• From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Sat Oct 21 16:18:39 2000
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\begin{Brad Thomson}
> I've never seen much said of NIS on Linux here on SLUG.
>
> Are there people out there using it, and if so, have you found many
> problems with it?

i use it and it works fine. i think its just that LDAP is getting all
the hype these days.

NIS is still *much* faster than ldap (but i spose if you can get nscd
to not lock up your machine, it doesn't really become an issue)

i really like LDAP's ability to add arbitrary attributes, rather than
trying to cram everything into a GECOS fields.

/etc/netgroup is a horrid syntax. you can't break lines, etc, but i
suppose there's no reason you can't use something else to build your
NIS maps.

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- Gus