NIS+ solutions ? [was: A question about Auth Backends]

David A. Mason damason at
Wed Mar 28 00:45:21 GMT 2001

As I understand it, it is possible to authenticate to anything that Linux
uses for user authentication, such as LDAP or Kerberos or NIS+, provided
encrypted passwords is turned off.

Am I right?

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom-admin at
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of Peter Kunst
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 15:43
To: samba-ntdom at
Subject: NIS+ solutions ? [was: A question about Auth Backends]


i would like to append this question to NIS+ support.

I still do not find useful hints about solutions when
a NIS+ server is the main auth-server. In my situation
there have to be hosts supported that even doesn´t
have any knowledge about PAM or the like (e.g. SunOS
4.x or HP-UX 9.x) and authenticate against standard NIS.

Anyone having solutions on this topic or working on it ?

 Cheers, Peter

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