Michael C. Toren on Fri, 12 Sep 2003 16:25:26 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Solaris 8 or Linux on Sparc?

> I have a client who has solaris 7 on sparc Ultra5's. The question came
> up as to moving them to linux, solaris 8 or leaving as solaris 7. Uses
> are for DNS and NIS(+). I question whether NIS+ is available on linux (I
> recall that it wasn't a fewyears back - but this may have changed),

Debian does indeed have an nis package available for the sparc

	Package: nis
	Priority: extra
	Section: net
	Installed-Size: 716
	Maintainer: Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>
	Architecture: sparc
	Version: 3.9-6.1
	Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4), libgdbmg1, netbase, make, portmap
	Pre-Depends: debconf (>= 0.2.17)
	Conflicts: netstd (<=1.26)
	Filename: pool/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_sparc.deb
	Size: 179352
	MD5sum: 8b38cd4b37a31316457312c7fac6b1ce
	Description: Clients and daemons for the Network Information Services
	 The nis package allows you to use the NIS services from a NIS server or
	 to set up your own NIS server. NIS is mostly used to let several machines
	 in a network share the same account information (eg the password file).
	 NIS was formerly called Yellow Pages (YP).

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