NIS help

Glenn Johnson glennpj at
Mon Oct 11 08:00:29 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-10-11 at 14:17 +0000, Ryan Newman wrote:

> From reading online I think I'm setting this up correctly...
> cd /var/yp
> ln -s /etc/passwd ./passwd
> ypinit -m testdomain
> and I've added this to /etc/rc.conf
> nisdomainname="testdomain"
> nis_server_enable="YES"
> nis_ypxfrd_enable="YES"
> nis_yppasswdd_enable="YES"
> Then on the client I add to /etc/rc.conf
> nisdomainname="testdomain"
> nis_client_enable="YES"
> and the entry into master.passwd and group +::: etc..
> I can login fine to the client machine with user accounts on the server but 
> when I change a password on the server the changes aren't reflected on the 
> client side.  I'm not sure what is up perhaps there is some user error here 
> but I am following what I read online.

Is the account for the user you are trying to change the password for an
NIS account or a local account to the server?  If the latter, the
password change will not propagate.  Try changing the password on one of
the client machines and see if that works.

Glenn Johnson <glennpj at xxxxxxxxxxx>

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