September 1, 2004
SysAdmin to SysAdmin: NIS end-of-life and LDAP
Last week we talked about the challenges of replacing Red Hat Linux 9. This week we'll look at another instance of how changing infrastructure options challenge adminstrators. Sun, the inventor of Network Information Service, has announced the end-of-life for NIS. This is a more heterogenous problem than the end of a single Linux distribution.