NIS Client Networking
- Selecting this option tells Linux to use the standard UNIX password method
- This option enables the use of NIS for password authentication
- This is the field for entering the name of your NIS domain. Ask you network administrator for this information.
- Selecting this option poses a security threat because any computer that answers the broadcast will supply your computer with network information.
- This field holds the value of your NIS server's IP address. You should set the server's IP address instead of using the insecure broadcast method.
- Shadow passwords are stored by Linux in a manner that prevents people from simply reading them from a password file.
Using NIS with shadow passwords, however, gives up some of this system security.
- MD5 is another password encryption scheme. Enable this option if you expect to use MD5 passwords for user authentication.