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Old 10-12-2001
running NIS over ssh

Hi Guys,

Is it possible to run NIS over ssh as I want to run NIS without the security risks that would normally follow?

If you have got any suggestions please share them with me.

Andy H
# 2  
Old 10-12-2001
Well, it looks like it's not truly supported, but has been done. Check out the links on the SSH FAQ here:

Also, I'm not too familiar with NIS/NIS+, but would NIS+ be of any benefit?

(Note: our DNS is flakey right now, so I couldn't view any of the links in the FAQ. So I'm not sure if this is a viable option)
# 3  
Old 10-12-2001
Thanks LivinFree,

I'll try the solution given on the link you provided.

I still don't understand why Sun or anyone else doesn't provide secure NIS and NFS, they are both useful services to have, securing them would make them even better.

Andy H
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