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Linux NIS / NIS+ Tutorial
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8. What do you need to set up NIS+ ?

8.1. The Software

The Linux NIS+ client code was developed for the GNU C library 2. There is also a port for Linux libc5, since most commercial Applications where linked against this library in the past, and you cannot recompile them for using glibc. There are problems with libc5 and NIS+: static programs cannot be linked with it, and programs compiled with this library will not work with other libc5 versions.

As base System you need a glibc based Distribution like Debian, Red Hat Linux or SuSE Linux. If you have a Linux Distribution, which does not have glibc 2.1.1 or later, you need to update to a newer version.

The NIS+ client software can be obtained from:

  Site             Directory                     File Name     /pub/gnu/glibc                 glibc-2.3.2.tar.gz,
                                                 glibc-linuxthreads-2.3.2.tar.gz   /pub/linux/utils/net/NIS+     nis-utils-1.4.1.tar.gz

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