Network and Storage Protocols

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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BrendonHiggins

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

Hi Brandon,

Authentication over the network.


Regards

Eric

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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