My baby is 12!
By user12625760 on Nov 05, 2004
It was Guy Fawkes day, 12 years ago that I created what was to become the oldest NIS+ name space in the world , unless of course you know otherwise.
It's time of birth is immortalised in the creation time of the directory objects:
# niscat -o org_dir Object Name : "org_dir" Directory : "hotline.uk.sun.com." Owner : "podtwo.hotline.uk.sun.com." Group : "admins.hotline.uk.sun.com." Access Rights : r---rmcdrmc-r--- Time to Live : 12:0:0 Creation Time : Thu Nov 5 13:33:46 1992 Mod. Time : Thu Mar 22 17:58:10 2001 Object Type : DIRECTORY Name : 'org_dir.hotline.uk.sun.com.' Type : NIS Master Server :
It was spanked into life on Solaris 2.1 and was in prime time use by 2.3.
I'm told the name space is still in daily use, though is largely restricted to the lab. Gone are the days when the whole UK hotline were using it, but it struggles on. I wonder if it will make it to be a teenager. I suspect Paul will kill it, but I won't hold that against him for long.
It is nice to see it still running, and working despite what the nay sayers said at the time, especially as it just started as somewhere for me to test things on my workstation.