a problem with setting new machine on th network..

Scott Croft secroft at micron.com
Thu Aug 15 23:20:05 EST 2002

To look at the tables use nisls.


On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 02:48, Alan Buxey wrote:
> hi,
> > i looked at the file that you askedmme to look into . Although i didnt 
> > understand which part i had to do in it ..because everything in th network 
> > is set up and working.
> > when i am logged on to main nfs server as root and when i try to look in 
> > the home directory, it would list all directories in th enetwork whose 
> > enttries are in the nis+ table, except the one machine that i set up. The 
> > previous sys admin guy told that i have to add the entry by doing nistbladm 
> > -a ....,
> > he also said thati could take a look atthe existing entries by doing 
> > something like niscat ....
> > butthe name he said which i assume that wass the table name , when i did 
> > niscat follwed by that name , it said not found.
> > Is there a way for me to know what tables are there on my system . I dont 
> > even know if there should be more than 1.
> > Also even after I find out the table name , what exactly should i type 
> > nisstbladm -a and then what the new machine is called dome.
> > ALso is procedure called setting up a client or what . because the 
> > documentteaches how to set upa aserver, a client etc. but here everything 
> > is set up just need to add this machine in the table
> > thanks in advance
> > regards
> > JJi
> 2 main issues that come straight to mind.
> 1) have you set up this new machine as a nis client on the server?
> ie on your NIS+ server have you run the usual  nisclient commands
> and run the required things on the client after?
> 2) have you added the client to the servers NIS+ hosts file? if not,
> then add the client - either via a nice GUI - eg with Solaris you
> can use admapp or solstice.... or command line... something like
> nistbladm -a cname=newclient.my.net.work name=myclient addr= hosts
> alan
Scott Croft
Unix Services
Micron Technology, Inc.
(208) 368-1586
secroft at micron.com

More information about the linux-nisplus mailing list