View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help Required regarding NIS and NFS setup in Ubuntu 10.04

June 30th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Hi all,

I want to setup NIS and NFS in ubuntu 10.04. Can some one tell me how to set it up.. I am an absolute beginner.

Thanks in advance.. Agem

July 18th, 2010, 02:05 AM
Hi agem.rats,

A quick and tried howto can be found on Ubuntu's 10.04 server guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/network-file-system.html. Moreover, the following HOWTO is pretty good: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=249889&highlight=ubuntu+server

Regarding NIS, I am currently considering it myself, but am curious that the most recent documentation I could find was last updated in 2007... Is NIS outdated by a better technology? Most probably, but since I'm new to Linux, I have yet to find something similar (read: provide an environment to the users that make the network transparent, centralized users/passwords, etc.). Still, check out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNISHowTo , http://www.linux-nis.org/ , and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNISHowTo

Check out "DISCUSSION: NIS vs NIS+ vs LDAP" on unix.derkeiler.com; http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/SunManagers/2004-01/0445.html . It seems LDAP took over. I'm curious though, if NIS is still a workable, easy, supported option (especially if only linux workstations are involved.)