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Old 05-17-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Creating NIS Users


How do I create NIS users on the NIS server in RHEL 3.0? Are the user accounts in /etc/passwd used for NIS? I guess I am a little confused at how to implement NIS users instead of regular local users...
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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I may be way off, but since no one else has replied to your thread, here are my two cents. Check ypd.conf, possibly from there you can specify the authentication/users.

Good luck
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I just do it by hand. The /etc/passwd file may be used, it depends on how you set up the NIS server. For security reasons, I prefer to have a separate passwd file (along with a separate group and netgroup file, which I keep in /var/yp/files) for NIS users, which I just edit by hand. After editing the file(s) I want, I just run make in /var/yp to update the maps. You'll need to check /var/yp/Makefile to see what files it uses to generate the maps.


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