[Ilugc] Linux NIS Master

Raja Subramanian rajasuperman at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 19:39:25 IST 2006

On 6/15/06, Gopinathan Sathyamoorthy <gsathyam at ikanos.com> wrote:
> I could ypcat from the NIS slave (solaris 9) and could see passwd and
> othe maps.
> But I could not logon from the salve using NIS user id I see the below
> error message in /var/log/messages of NIS master
> ypserv[9499]: refused connect from to procedure
> ypproc_match (<domainname.com>,user_attr;-4)

A couple of things come to mind:

Solaris NIS clients use unprivileged ports, but RedHat NIS server does
not like that.  See BUGS section for ypserv.conf man page.

IIRC, Solaris also has problems with md5 passwords, so you may have
to use vanilla crypt for password hashing on your NIS master.

- Raja

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