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    help needed with NIS

    hi,
    i am trying to study what the NIS is..i was wondering whether the NIS server in UNIX machines
    can be thought of as a domain controller that services domain log ons?i could sure use a lot of tips and guidance..
    what exactly is the use of NIS?

    with regards
    scorpion

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    Re: help needed with NIS

    The Network Information System (NIS) is a safe environment for sharing data among large number of network (Internet or Intranet) users. Also, this environment provides a secure and controlled access to the shared data. The NIS is described by an example where it is customized for an editorial system of a newspaper organization.

    NIS-Tutorial
    http://metalab.unc.edu/mdw/HOWTO/NIS-HOWTO.html
    cheers,
    the only thing that doesn\'t change is everything will always change.

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    thank you very much dieterle81..that was a quick reply..and i liked the links very much

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    Securing NIS
    The Linux NIS(YP)/NYS/NIS+ HOWTO

    the first one talks briefly about the security side of nis's. its vulns and the different ways it can be exploited.

    the second one is a complete how to and covers most of the aspects.

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    thank you black hole

    i will check out the links you provided..thank you very much for the help..by the way ...i am planning to set up a mail server using RED HAT 7.0..what it should do is connect to a POP server and download mails and send mails to an SMTP server...do i have to configure sendmail for that..frankly speaking i could not make heads or tails of the sendmail config files..it will be very helpful if you or anyone out there could help me with this..

    with regards
    scorpion

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    @scorpion

    to be honest:
    >i am planning to set up a mail server using RED HAT 7.0
    but what the relation to nis??


    cheers,
    the only thing that doesn\'t change is everything will always change.

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    from the look of it NIS and mail server may not seem related..but i think it is...however my current questions have no relation what so ever..i am studying linux all by myself..and right now i am trying to study the working of NIS and then setup one myself..along with this i am also trying to setup a mail server as part of my studies..however i could not find any good documentation...moreover the sendmail configuration file is a nightmare..so i am on the look out for all kinds of help like links,articles, or even personal experience

    with regads
    scorpion

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