To: System Administrators of Unix / Linux devices
Subject: Retirement of IRIS NIS service in EECS
IRIS NIS (Network Information Services) allows Unix computers to look up IRIS usernames, groups, passwords and other information from IRIS NIS servers.
Dating back to before the creation of IRIS, NIS service has been supported in the EECS Department. Now, IRIS provides the LDAP protocol as a replacement for NIS. This is now our supported service for distributing Unix username, password and group data. IRIS LDAP service features multiple redundant servers, and is updated in real-time with user account data.[Read more…] about NIS Retirement in EECS, Dec 2020