[sf-lug] meeting monday night at Javacat, 6 to 8

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jul 16 22:11:51 PDT 2006

Quoting Asheesh Laroia (asheesh at asheesh.org):
> On Sun, 16 Jul 2006, jim stockford wrote:
> >    per rhct topic: putting NFS and NIS services on the
> > Javacat machine.
> Hah, NIS is hilarious.  If NFS is the "Network Failure System", NIS must 
> be the "Network Insecurity Service".

Jim, Asheesh has a point, that you really shouldn't expose NFS, NIS, or
the rpc portmapper to the open Internet.  If you want to make that
service available to local IPs only, within Javacat, that might be
reasonable security compromise.  (The typical deployment is within a
protected corporate LAN.)

P.S.:  I hope that "NIS and NFS" on
http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Network_Other/ is some use to you, though it is
not Red Hat-specific.

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