[Ilugc] Linux NIS Master

Gopinathan Sathyamoorthy gsathyam at ikanos.com
Fri Jun 16 09:59:11 IST 2006


I figured out the problem.

It's the shadow file Linux NIS does not support shadow only passwd file.


-----Original Message-----
From: ilugc-bounces at ae.iitm.ac.in [mailto:ilugc-bounces at ae.iitm.ac.in]
On Behalf Of Raja Subramanian
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 7:39 PM
To: ilugc at ae.iitm.ac.in
Subject: Re: [Ilugc] Linux NIS Master

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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