problem logging in local users - nis,nfs
Have managed to successfully combine nfs for mounting user home directories and nis for password authentication, thereby allowing the user to log into any client on the network and have access to their home directory.
However if I want to set a user up locally on a client machine, as root on that machine, then try to log in as that user locally, I can't access their home directory and just get a bash shell for them - but in text mode only, can't log in at all using the GUI.
I thought the /etc/nsswitch.conf file accesses local files first before looking at nis for authentication, and if I append the local user after the +:::::: in the local machines /etc/password file that they can then be authorised locally????
Why does nis/nfs completely take over, and what can I do to work around this? Any enlightenment would be appreciated