I am attempting to set up NIS for a network of about 80 HP-UX systems (mostly running 10.x) and have a few questions.
All I want to do is to distribute a core group of about 7 user accounts to all systems, but retain the remainder of the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files. Is it possible to distribute only a part of the map without clobbering unique id's on the client systems?
I read that NIS will not operate over a gateway or router. Furthermore, I read that an NIS slave server must be dedicated to each subnet. Does this mean that 147.237.35 and 147.237.88 must have separate NIS slave servers? if so, then i am looking at about 20 different subnets. Having a master NIS and about 20 slave NIS servers seems to be defeating the advantage of the system. What I think would be ideal is to have 1 master and 2 slaves.
Our bandwidth is quite good, with private T1 lines, and the systems are mostly modern. Can someone please give a little perspective on what I'm up against?