The author lost me very early on in the article.
He shows the typical Linux know it all attitude
even though it is obvious that he is several clues
short of a full clue bag. Next time I suggest
that he do proper research if he wants to be taken
Netinfo is much more like NIS than anything else.
It can really be thought of as heirarchial NIS
system. I have had a love/hate relationship with
it since Nextstep 1.0. I love it's ease of use,
just do an niload of your flat file, or do an
nidump to produce a flat file for editing. I hate
it's security problems that are similar to the
security problems in NIS.
It is folks like this that make it hard for anyone
in the Linux camp to be taken seriously by folks
that have been working with Unix for more than