2.5 Disable NIS Client Services - client


If the local site is not using the NIS naming service to distribute system and user configuration information, this service may be disabled. This service is disabled by default unless the NIS service has been installed and configured on the system.

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 service, NIS client daemons 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/client
# svcadm disable svc:/network/nis/domain

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