a problem with setting new machine on th network..
jabalio at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 17 00:41:48 EST 2002
i am not sure if you understood me , i can see disks of all other machines
on my network on my main nfs server .so when i do a ls on my nfs server it
lists all disks including partitioned disks of al computers on my nework
except that of the new machine. I also cecked all the files in /var/nis
directory. i found that the new machines name was notthere in
auto_direct.org_dir file where al other disks were listed. also i saw that
the new machine name was not there in hots.org_dir file Although i saw my
new machines name in the netgroup.org_dir file, i assume that this is from
before becausemy machine is a recycled machine which used to be in the
network long time ago, so i guess it hasnt been removed from the netgroup.
Could somebody plz tel me that if i add my new machine name in these 2 files
will everything e ok.
or i still will have to do all those things that need to be done on the new
Also i noticed i more thing, on all my machines in the network if i do ls
/home, it doesnt list anything , if i do ls -l /home it says total 0,
however if i do cd /home/someusername it takes me to that users home
directory. now my nfs servers name is buddy. and in /buddy0 all the users
are listed. So to go their home dir, they can also do cd /buddy0/username.
when i do ls /buddy0 on any machine in the network, it would list all users
but not if i do ls /home. I dont know what this means. BUt on the new
machine that ihave set up, it lists when i do ls /home and not when i do ls
/buddy0. so since my boss was using some programs that had
/buddy0/someusername/... in its path he couldnt use it .
so for now i have temporarily mounted /buddy0 by doing this:
mount buddy:/export/buddy0 /buddy0. and this works for now, but my concern
is that when i reboot this will be lost.So right now it lists users both
when i do ls /home and as well as ls /buddy0. Can somebody suggest what i
forgot, Also this machine had this problem initially that it had not
exported other user info automatically, it used to only let root login , but
i tried a bunch of things like /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd.d restart,
etc/rc.d/init.d/ypbind restart, but i think what actually did it for me was
Thanks in advance
>From: Scott Croft <secroft at micron.com>
>To: jabalio at hotmail.com
>CC: linux-nisplus at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: a problem with setting new machine on th network..
>Date: 15 Aug 2002 07:20:05 -0600
>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
> > > is set up and working.
> > > when i am logged on to main nfs server as root and when i try to look
> > > 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.
> > > previous sys admin guy told that i have to add the entry by doing
> > > -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
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > 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=192.168.0.1
> > alan
>Micron Technology, Inc.
>secroft at micron.com
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