UNIX NEWS

Re-organisation of HKURSC system with HKUSUA, HKUSUB and HKUSGA systems

We are pleased to announce that HKURSC and its associated cluster of workstations including HKURSB and all IBM RS/6000 PowerPC workstations at Room OLB-136 have recently been integrated with the HKUSUA, HKUSUB and HKUSGA systems to form a family of heterogeneous Unix systems in Computer Centre . This new development is to improve the computer account security through a common and united NIS (Network Information Service, i.e. a computer account database) for these systems, and to solve the login problem previously encountered by some users due to different passwords maintained by the NIS for the different systems. With the united NIS, users can now enjoy the following convenience: