From: Dunphy Richard-rdunph01 (Rik.Dunphy at domain motorola.com)
Date: Wed 10 Oct 2001 - 15:06:15 IST
I had most of it worked out, but it was the yppasswd screwing me up. When I run both the master and client on the server passwd still tries to access the local /etc/passwd. While on a true client passwd always directs to the yppasswd!
Anyway, I'll give it a shot and be back if I have problems
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin McCullagh [mailto:gavin at domain fiachra.ucd.ie]
> Sent: 10 October 2001 14:46
> To: Irish Linux UG (E-mail)
> Cc: Niall O Broin
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] NIS Client running on the NIS Server
> On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 12:28:06PM +0100, Dunphy
> Richard-rdunph01 wrote:
> > If you're using NIS use it completely and correctly which
> means that you
> > don't have user entries anywhere except on the NIS master server.
> I couldn't agree more. A few years ago when I knew nothing about *NIX
> (what's changed, I here them cry) I was put to work on a
> linux machine as a
> local user. It was also using NIS. It turned out that my
> UserID coincided
> with that of one the NIS users. Caused all sorts of odd
> behaviour I can
> tell you.
> I'd also suggest if this system is important the idea of using NIS
> Masters/Slaves/Clients. This way the Master holds the YP
> database. But
> the slaves take a copy of it. The clients behave as clients
> always did.
> The idea is that the clients can connect to any master/slave
> for their YP.
> Then should your master go down for some reason, all accounts
> do not disappear
> off all clients cos one of the slaves can take over.
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