[TUHS] Directory services in early Unix networks?
krewat at kilonet.net
Fri Nov 9 10:06:03 AEST 2018
On 11/8/2018 6:14 PM, Warner Losh wrote:
> SunOS 4 definitely had YP. We used it in school when the Tops-20
> machine was replaced by a boatload of 68000 machines running SunOS and
> Suntools... I can't recall if 3.5 also had it or not... it was later
> it changed to NIS.
Anything that had Sun's NFS had YP, at least as of version 2.0. It was
part of the package.
Somewhere in Warren's archive is a source copy of NFS 2.0 from Sun that
I donated. It's replete with all the YP stuff. Not sure if the following
is the copy I donated, but it's close enough:
From my copy:
-r--r--r-- 1 krewat kilonet 6356 Nov 20 1985
Interesting that the date is one day off.
The copy of NFS 2.0 that I donated was integrated with BSD 4.2 at
Computer Graphics Lab at New York Institute of Technology. When they
went kaput, I managed to get my hands on that NFS tape along with a slew
of other stuff that I can't do anything with because it's all copywrited.
/etc/nsswitch.conf in Solaris originated with NIS+ (NISPLUS). Sun seems
to be the origin, and it only came about because of NIS+. That's my
theory and I'm sticking with it ;)
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