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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Network Information Service Plus (NIS+) Security

Before introducing the security options available with NIS+, I want to make one thing clear:You should not use NIS if security is of any concern to you. The original NIS has no strong authentication, is not based on a strong security model, and therefore is insecure. If you need to use NIS, use NIS+. It is also necessary to note that I focus on NIS+ security here and not on NIS+ configuration or administration in general. If you need a detailed introduction to NIS+, consult Sun’s Solaris Naming Administration Guide.

Now let’s look at NIS+ and see how it can be configured and used in a secure way. NIS+ security can be divided into two parts: authentication and authorization. They are integrated ...

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