3.1. libc 4/5
with traditional NIS or NYS ?
The choice between "traditional NIS" or the NIS code in the NYS
library is a choice between laziness and maturity vs. flexibility
and love of adventure.
The "traditional NIS" code is in the standard C library and has
been around longer and sometimes suffers from its age and slight
The NIS code in the NYS library requires you to recompile the
libc library to include the NYS code into it (or maybe you can get
a precompiled version of libc from someone who has already done
Another difference is that the traditional NIS code has some
support for NIS Netgroups, which the NYS code doesn't. On the other
hand the NYS code allows you to handle Shadow Passwords in a
transparent way. The "traditonal NIS" code doesn't support Shadow
Passwords over NIS.