Old school: FreeRADIUS and NIS

ktm at rice.edu ktm at rice.edu
Fri Mar 7 17:09:58 CET 2014

On Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 11:02:19AM -0500, Mark Haney wrote:
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> I know it's throwback to the '90s, but my boss wants it done, so I
> need to do it.  I /cannot/ find any documentation on setting up
> FreeRADIUS with NIS authentication.  Does someone have some lying
> around somewhere?  I've googled the Web as well as the Mail Archive
> and I got precisely two items out of a good 4 hours of searching.
> 1. I need to set DEFAULT Auth-Type = System
> 2. The only list post about NIS (from 2002) mentions using
> rlm_unix....and nothing else.
> I'm not new to linux, just FreeRADIUS.  I'm know it seems silly to set
> this up using NIS, but we use it in house (for now) and my boss wants
> it done 'yesterday' and I don't have the time at the moment to migrate
> everything to LDAP.  That's in the works, but he doesn't want to wait
> for the switch to LDAP before getting this working.
> Help!
> - -- 
> Mark Haney
> Network/Systems Administrator
> Practichem
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> Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) 3.13.4-200.fc20.x86_64

Hi Mark,

Can't you just use basic user auth to access NIS. I do not think
it is anything special.


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