[Beowulf] Fwd: NIS limitations question

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Thu Feb 9 15:37:24 PST 2006

> > I have deep admiration for DNS, and quite a lot of scorn for 
> > various other systems that try to do similar things, poorly.
> > for instance, LDAP works, but that's the best you can say for it.
> > imagine if the LDAP folk had thought of how to use DNS as a 
> > directory infrastructure (but alas, they were x500 recidivists ;)
> LOL.
> I'll take LDAP over Hesiod for almost anything.

I didn't say hesiod - as far as I can tell, it's main problem
was kerberization.  I can't see why storing account info in DNS
has to become a morass...

> But everyone has a right to their opinion. :)

well, how about some facts?  what was bad about Hesiod?

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