Authentication failure

secroft secroft at
Thu Apr 25 01:45:52 EST 2002

First I would upgrade to the 1.4.1 nis-utils, then check and ensure you have
the following running and/or modified:


And if you have any speical nis+ admin groups on your nis+ server, you'll
probably need to add the system to that group.

Can you keylogin?


-----Original Message-----
From: Haynes, Leslie D [mailto:leslie.d.haynes at]
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 9:32 AM
To: 'linux-nisplus at'
Subject: Authentication failure

I'm running Red Hat 7.1 and I am trying to set up NIS+. I am using the
nis-utils 1.3 version with I can do a niscat and view all the
entries in the passwd file on the server, however I can not log in a user
that is not already in the local password file. When I check the log
(/var/log/messages) it states that an "Authentication failure" occurred. Any

Leslie D. Haynes
Lockheed Martin Government Electronic Systems
Telephone: (856) 722-2192 
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