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Old 06-09-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
essdeeay
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Question How do I create a local user on a NIS slave server?


Even though my Gentoo box is a NIS slave, 'adduser' will create new users in /etc/passwd (I'm happy with that), but it won't create the new local user if that user already exists in NIS. How can I get around this problem?

Many thanks,
Steve
 
Old 06-09-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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should that be possible at all ?

that would undermine authentication against the nis server !
 
Old 06-10-2007, 05:40 AM   #3
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I have to apologise, my setup was a NIS client, not server - I must have stopped it being a server ages ago. All I needed to do to create a local account, irrespective of NIS, was to stop ypbind, run 'adduser' then restart ypbind.

Steve

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