Review: Hesiod Name Services System

During upgrade and revoluations of the SoylentNews infrastructure, we decided to replace LDAP with Hesiod.

Hesiod is a DNS based mechanism for distributing user information similar to NIS, and dates back to MIT and Project Athena. In this review, we’ll explore some of the history of the early Internet, and how Hesiod extended up being a winning solution for our user authentication needs.