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Old 06-25-2004, 03:32 AM   #1
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Question Do you need a Domain controller in a NIS domain?

Hi there

I am trying to set up NIS on 2 RS6000's as slaves and a W2K master. Microsoft says that the master need to be a DC. BUT is this only true in a mixed Windows and UNIX environment? or does it still need to be a DC in a UNIX only environment?

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If you want to be inside a domain, you need a Domain Controller. I guess this is a general networking issue, not only for Linux or Windows or Mixed environmet.
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Thanks Zorba4

We want to sync passwords on the RS6000's using the a W2K master and NIS but will this work if the master is not a DC?

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Nis Domain

If you want to sync NIS/DC password, I think the better choice is to have an Open LDAP Server
If you only want a NIS Domain try to set up the master on a RS/6000
You probably may have a slave on W2K



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