Just in a test setup between 3 virtual machines I want to setup NIS for authentication, but there doesn’t seem to be a package for it in Rocky 9 (or I’ve been unable to find it!).
Can anyone offer any pointers as to where I can get it from?
The packages originally were originally called
nss_nis. These packages were removed entirely in Enterprise Linux 9 as they are not considered secure. There is no direct replacement.
Just to add:
What is the support status of Network Information Service (NIS) - Red Hat Customer Portal
As seen from the RHEL8.3
release notes the yp rpms (ypserv, ypbind, yp-tools) have been marked as deprecated. Furthermore those components will no longer be available in RHEL-9.
There is no direct alternative with fully compatible features, because the Network Information Service (NIS) technology is based an outdated design patterns no longer considered secure. The alternatives are LDAP and for some use cases Kerberos. Migrating to IPA is a solution as seen