Hi, I could start a topic of my own, but it seems to me, this thread asks the same question I want to ask:
I have NIS client working on a Ubuntu Workstation
I have NIS server working on a Ubuntu Server
1) "ypcat passwd" is showing all users passwords in NIS server.
2) "id %NISUSER%" says: "id: %NISUSER%: unknown user"
But, I am unable to login to my client machine using NIS login user name.
I find it difficult to explain myself: I want after a reboot, the Workstation most ask for a username and password. I want to be able to provide my username and password of a user of the server and after that, I will be able to see my home directory (and some shares/ or what ever they are called in Linux). If I am a member of the group ICT, I want to be able to see the ICT share and have a desktopicon that is linked to the share.
I am used to Windows NT 4.0 (lets all point at me and laugh) with Windows NT server, workstation and a NT domain. Currently I have a Ubuntu Server which runs a samba server, so my Windows XP workstations can logon a NT domain of the samba server.
If somebody would tell me what I am doing wrong, please do.
I forgot the /etc/nsswitch.conf:
# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
# If you have the `glibc-doc' and `info' packages installed, try:
# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.
hosts: files dns mdns
protocols: db files
services: db files
ethers: db files
rpc: db files