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Old 07-27-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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NIS question

Hi there,

I just configured NIS on a new workstation in my lab.

Anyway, things seem to be working for the most part. I can login from the console on the workstation and when I login my home directory is the correct directory in our main server.

The problem is that when I do ls -la , it shows me (jim) as the owner of the files but it lists the group as "man" which is really weird.

If I make a file in the workstation in my home directory , it is owned by jim:man , but this appears as jim:users if I'm logged in on a different workstation or the server.

To me it seems like nothing is preventing it from operating correctly, but just a minor annoyance.

does anyone know how to fix this?

Old 07-27-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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do an

#id jim

on the pc that shows group as man


#id jim

on the pc that shows users

compare the gids of man and users
Old 07-28-2004, 09:01 AM   #3
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thanks dude,

that did the tricky!
Old 07-28-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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Problem fixed

The problem was my NIS setup

I had the GID 15 as "man" on my local machine and GID 15 as "users" on my server. I switched the GID's to be the same so people would be in GID 15 when they logged in. This seems to have done the trick.

I can launch startx now.


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