2.4 Disable NIS Server Services - server


The NIS server software is not installed by default and is only required on systems that are acting as an NIS server for the local site. Typically there are only a small number of NIS servers on any given network. These services are disabled by default unless the system has been previously configured to act as a NIS server.

As RPC-based services such as NIS may use non-secure authentication and share sensitive network object information with systems and applications using RPC-based services, this service should be disabled. Users are encouraged to use LDAP as a name service in place of NIS.


To disable this service, run the following commands:
# svcadm disable svc:/network/nis/server
# svcadm disable svc:/network/nis/domain

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