NFS and NIS Security

by Kristy Westphal
Sept. 19, 2017 0 comments Symantec

Why is it that when you read almost any book or paper about Solaris security it will explicitly say: turn off the NFS and NIS services. Some system administrators, though, cannot just turn off these services, as they are already key services implemented across their enterprises. Security issues seem to be inherent in their structure; however, there are methods and precautions that can be taken to make them more secure than their plain-vanilla implementations.