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How Do I Set Up Multiple NIS Servers For CentOS 6 Clients?

What is the correct /etc/yp.conf format for indicating a NIS domain has more than one NIS server available to it? Also, how does the client decide to look for another server? I've tried this: ...
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getgrent() never terminates in NIS setup

I have an NIS setup on my Linux box (from nsswitch.conf): group: compat nis When iterating over the group entries (using the getgrent() function), the iteration never terminates. For example: ...
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Samba 3.6.12 and NIS

We were able to use Samba and NIS on Samba 3.0.8 on Solaris 10 U5. When we update system to Solaris 10 U11, samba version became 3.6.12. And we are unable to authenticate like old style. I did not ...
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Whta does '\+::::::/bin/bash' in /etc/passwd mean?

Found the line \+::::::/bin/bash in my /etc/passwd, which looks strange to me. What does that mean? Has my computer been hacked?
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How to recover from this NIS & NFS client error?

I have a centralized NIS and NFS server on my server. I use this server to control 100 Linux clients, /$home/ directory and authentication are served by the centralized server. The other day in one of ...
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With NIS users, how to find out which users are currently logged in?

I'm using a NIS server to control 100 clients. I'm using NIS for centralized authentication and NFS to share the home directory. The main problem I'm facing is that I cannot find out which users are ...
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NIS users can't use yppasswd on client machines

I'm administrating a system where users authenticate via NIS and things went wrong when a user tried to use yppasswd to change her password. She got the error: yppasswd: yppasswdd not running on NIS ...
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Failure to connect Debian NIS client to OpenSuse 12.1 server

I'm trying to connect a Debian 7.0 client to a OpenSuse 12.1 server. The nisdomainname is correct, the /etc/group, /etc/passwd and /etc/shadown all have the +::: lines, ypbind connects, but the ...
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wheezy: nis/autofs doesn't work

I have a few computers with debian lenny on them. One of them has a nis server: 193.167.1.75 I can automount my home directory when I log in: >ssh 193.167.1.80 -l myuser >pwd /home/nis/myuser ...
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Setting up a restricted NIS server

I'm currently trying to configure an NIS server with restricted access such that the passwd and group maps are exported to "trusted" hosts only. To this end, I have tried creating a netgroup (in the ...
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Rehashing /etc/shadow. Can I force NIS users to change password?

I'm currently migrating a CentOS environment to a Debian one. The users log in over the network using NIS. I was hoping to copy /etc/shadow from my old server to my new one so that we can offer ...
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NIS+ Solaris 10, Master Server Setup

this is my first time with NIS+ Naming Service. I want to configure my host to be a master root server using this script /usr/lib/nis/nisserver -r -d doc.com. And I got this error: > ...
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nis and autofs manual restart after a reboot

I have a minor inconvenience involving NIS and autofs. I pull my home directory from an NFS server. It all works fine, except that I have to manually restart nis and autofs after each reboot. So after ...
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Group information reported wrong for a specific user

I have a problem on a server I manage. An account (specifically, my account) does not seem to have the correct groups. I think the problem is most easily demonstrated by looking at the following ...
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Using NIS without NFS

I'm configuring several computers in a lab to operate with the same login credentials shared between the computers, but without sharing the home directories. I'm considering using NIS for sharing the ...
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NIS: How to allow access to both local and remote users' home directories?

We have a NIS server with shared users' home directories in '/home'. We're used to mounting the server's '/home' using '/home' as the mount point on each NIS client. However, if we do this with a ...
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Problem with NIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NIS and autofs error I have one server and one client machine. In Server, I have configured NIS, and /home/guest/nis1 is shared through NFS. Both NFS and NIS are ...
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NIS and autofs error

I am trying to share the home directory of a NIS user using NFS and autofs. During testing, I get the following error message: Could not chdir to home directory /home/guest/nis1: Permission denied ...