Password Security in NIS Systems

by Eric Gallagher
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute system administration

This material begins with a dual survey of NIS security and password security and goes beyond the initial reading into an attempt to advance password security practice in NIS. It could present a launching point for further projects in NIS security. The necessity of these security projects is taken as given, due to the number of established sites using NIS, the new sites coming online, and the multiplatform or administrative inadequacies of some of the proposed successors to NIS.