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NIS passwords not encrypted

ericbijtelaar

Hi all,

I have a client who has just bought a new FAS2050 and he came with the following.

They use NIS and have always has the problem of passwords being in plane text.

The question that came up is there a way to make sure all passwords send will be encrypted???

I hope someone can give me a tip on how best to use NIS ( NIS + is not an option I am afraid. ).

Thanks in advance.


Eric

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Re: NIS passwords not encrypted

BrendonHiggins

Are you wanting to have the passwords in the /etc/passwd file encrypted or when authentication happens over the network?

Re: NIS passwords not encrypted

ericbijtelaar

Hi Brandon,

Authentication over the network.


Regards

Eric

Re: NIS passwords not encrypted

BrendonHiggins

You need to turn on Kerberos. Run nfs setup to turn it on. Have a snoop around the now.site first however.

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