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A Practical Guide to Fedora™ and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® by Mark G. Sobell

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21. NIS and LDAP

Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

• Describe the architecture and use of NIS

• List advantages and disadvantages of NIS

• Install an NIS server using static port assignments

• Port existing local users to an NIS server

• Configure a client to use the NIS server for authentication

• Describe the architecture and use of LDAP

• List advantages and disadvantages of LDAP

• Install and configure an openldap server to hold contact information

• Determine required and ...

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