NIS+ through NAT firewall
hankedr at dms.auburn.edu
Thu Jan 16 00:13:01 EST 2003
GENE LORIOT <gene.loriot at usa.net> writes:
I have not getten corporate approval; however, the nokea firewalls have
a rules set for NIS+. With this turned on, all should run fine.
The problem is that the original request is:
Has anybody successfully implemented NIS+ across NAT firewall??
Getting the requests to the NIS+ server will be easy, but the return
may be a problem due to NAT. I tested this briefly on a 192.168
network behind a linux 2.2 machine providing port translation (and
which is an NIS+ client).
Ravi Kiran reported
From memory, we had to give the NAT firewall machine a pseudo
credential on the NIS+ server, and then use this same credential for
all the clients sitting behind the NAT firewall - ie. they all had
the same credential, which may not be an optimal situation for you.
However, we run without machine credentials on those machines which
only use "non-sensitive" portions of the NIS+ database (including all
linux machines), so I'm uncertain why there was success in his case
but failure in my tests (but my tests were limited).
--Darrel Hankerson hankedr at auburn.edu
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