Scott Abrutyn wrote this...
> > Of course I am new to NIS+ (only went over it 1 day in a Slowaris SA class,
> > and havent used it since), so I could be mistaken..
> misinformation fyi to the group,
> NIS+ only uses secure RPC mode if you configure it that way. The default
> is not secure RPC.
this is direct from Name Services Administration Guide p94 (Solaris
2 Security level 2, the default, is the highest level of
security currently provided by NIS+. It only authenticates
requests that use DES credentials. Requests that use LOCAL
credentials or none at all are assigned the access rights
granted to the Nobody class. Requests that use invalid DES
credentials are denied.
DES credentials use SecureRPC. The net effect of this minus all the
tech speak is that NIS+ uses SecureRPC by default, why else would you
give every user SecureRPC credentials for?
Matthew Keenan Systems Programmer Information Technology Division
University of Technology Sydney Australia
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