Originally posted by markham82
Have you checked your /etc/nsswitch.conf file on the client? It needs to be set up to use NIS first before it looks at the local passwd file. Open up /etc/nsswitch.conf and make sure the following portion looks like this:
Hope this helps
passwd nis files
group nis files
shadow nis files
The order shouldn't matter, should it? As long as "nis" is in there, if it doesn't find it in "files" or whatever comes first, it will continue until it runs out of options.
my current setup looks at files first, but it does work for other users that aren't in my passwd file but are on the NIS server.