[ILUG] NFS and NIS
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Thu Nov 15 09:31:25 GMT 2001
On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 06:54:23PM +0000, Cormac McClean wrote:
> >would anyone be able to point me in the right direction for
> >documentation on implementing NFS and NIS. ??
> >I'm hoping to use mostly Linux but I want to be aware of any
> >inconsistencies in various vendors implementations.
> There is the O'Reilly book, Managing NFS and NIS, by Hal Stern
> (Published 1992) which provides comprehensive information
> for NFS/NIS on general UNIX systems.
Excellent book - first O'Reilly book I ever had and it really was the
business. A little dated (long before NFS v3, for instance) but mostly still
One gotcha which was mentioned here quite recently AFAIR is password
encryption - many current Linux distros use MD5 or other password schemes
which allow for passwords longer than 8 character, greater security, and
NIS/NFS interworking problems :-( You can downgrade to old style crypt'ed
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