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Old 09-27-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
haiders
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NIS client reading local passwd


Hi all,
I have a solaris 9 server running as a NIS server. I have multiple servers that are running ypbind and I am able to run ypwhich, yppasswd, ypcat on them and log in successfully. I have one server that seems to be configured just as the others (redhat WS3 (I know old)however when I log in it still uses the local passwd file. Here is my nsswitch.conf file:

Code:
# To use db, put the "db" in front of "files" for entries you want to be
# looked up first in the databases
#
# Example:
#passwd:    db files nisplus nis
#shadow:    db files nisplus nis
#group:     db files nisplus nis

#passwd:     files nis
#shadow:     files nis
#group:      files nis
#hosts:     db files nisplus nis dns
hosts:      files nis dns 

# Example - obey only what nisplus tells us...
#services:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#networks:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#protocols:  nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#rpc:        nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#ethers:     nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#netmasks:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files     

bootparams: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files

ethers:     files
netmasks:   files
networks:   files
protocols:  files nis
rpc:        files
services:   files nis

netgroup:   files nis

publickey:  nisplus

automount:  files nis
aliases:    files nisplus

passwd:     nis files 
shadow:     nis files
group:      nis files
I know its messy, but I guess the only important things that are of concern to me are passd, shadow and group files to me.


Why would it be reading the local file? I verified it is using the local file because if I comment out a user account from the local passwd, that user is unable to log in, even though you can see that he/she exists in yppasswd. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
kmellzey
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Hi,

In your nsswitch.conf file, you must have an entry for passwd. In the example file you gave, there is no entry for passwd. I have a bunch of RH boxes as clients of a Solaris NIS server and here's how my nsswitch.conf file is set up:

passwd: compat
group: compat

This seems to work for me.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
I do have a entry for passwd and group (check the very bottom). I don't have it set to 'compat' however-I've specified 'nis' then 'files'. Should that matter? I can try setting it to compat and restart NIS, I'll post the outcome.
 
Old 10-04-2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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I tried the changes and it doesn't work. This server that I'm converting in to a nis client now used to be a NIS server for another network. Is there any special steps I need to take for this?
 
  


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