[Nagiosplug-devel] Checking for unknown NIS servers?

sean finney seanius at seanius.net
Sun Feb 12 12:01:04 CET 2006

hi benny,

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 01:24:46PM -0600, C. Bensend wrote:
>    So, we've been burned a few times in the past weeks when an
> unauthorized (accidental) NIS server was brought up on our network.
> And since it didn't have the correct maps, clients that latched
> onto it began having problems.  Not so much.
>    I checked around nagiosexchange, and didn't find anything.  Do
> any of you happen to have a Nagios check that will alert if any
> unknown NIS servers answer an NIS broadcast?  Man, would I
> appreciate not having to try to figure that one out.  :)

if you could write me a fairly portable chunk of (preferably C)
code that sent out a broadcast and returned a list of domains,
i'd be happy to throw it in a plugin for you, but i'm not familiar
enough with NIS to know off the top of my head an easy way to
do that.

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