Is there a more modern/mainstream/lite YP/NIS for ubuntu?

Chris G cl at
Sun Jan 25 15:59:47 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:45:43AM -0500, Alex Katebi wrote:
>    On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 8:10 AM, Chris G <[1]cl at> wrote:
>      I'd like to make my life even easier by having some sort of
>      simple/lite version of YP/NIS+ on my home system.  I now have three
>      xubuntu boxes and would like to be able to set up user logins in one
>      place for all three systems.
>      Is there some moderately easy way of doing this?
>    I played with YP/NIS and LDAP a while back and NIS was the easiest. But
>    not easy enough.
>    I would say for three PCs it is not worth it. Install VNC server on all
>    and access them remotely for admin.
Yes, that's what I felt looking at YP/NIS, much too much like hard
work for a small network like mine.  I'll do it all manually (in my
case using ssh and command line).

Chris Green

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