I have found that rdist works well, provided you make sure that you
add users to 1 machine only. Just put the /etc entries you need and
/home (or put /home on shared disk) and sync the files.
I have got around the security aspect by using a crontab entry to
create a .rhosts for root containig the enrty for the servers in the
cluster, only at a specific time for a few mins.
It's a bit more easy then NIS I guess.
> We are running a HA mutual scenario at out site and we are having
> difficulty keeping the passwords up to date between the machines. We
> have some users defined on the 1 machine and not on the other etc.
> We are thinking of implementing NIS, I would just like to get some
> comments of how other sites accomplish this task.