Martin Siegert siegert at
Wed Nov 22 19:25:47 PST 2000

> I am in the process of building up a small test cluster,  I was wondering is
> NIS needed and why/why not?  I have NIS setup on the small three node
> cluster, but telnet stopped working?  WHY? When I try to run the
> telnetdaemon it tells me bind: Permission denied.  Someone please help, I'm
> pulling my hair out!

I can't answer your last question, but I can answer your first:
No you don't need NIS.

Since this question comes up once in a while, I've set up a web page that
describes the fairly simple setup that we are using:

I hope this helps or at least gets you going. YMMV.
Comments are welcome.


Martin Siegert
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