It has some interoperability and security issues. They're solvable, IMO.
Thanks for the feedback.
I guess a good test is to ask.. what would you use? :-)
For example, most of the security concerns can be addressed with a
combination of transport-mode IPsec and Kerberos and I avoid inter-
operability issues by avoiding weird implementations of NIS ;-)
Sounds like more trouble than it's worth.
Right now I am leaning towards Kerberos or LDAP.
Need to learn more about them to see their strengths and weaknesses and
how it would fit into our existing extructure.