nis+ client setup problems in RH7.3 using KDE (Ravi Kiran

Doug Fajardo dfajardo at
Sat Dec 28 06:05:02 EST 2002


    If niscat passwd.org_dir doesnt work, forget about kde or gnome - the
nisplus system
is the problem.

    In this case, it sounds as if one of the local daemons are not running.
Even for
a client, you need nis_cachemgr, rpc.nisd and keyserv running (it sounds
like they
aren't). These daemons don't normally require any arguments, so just run

    Also check for the file '/var/nis/NIS_COLD_START' - if you don't have
then you will need to initialize the NISPLUS client on your machine.

    Unfortunately, my notes on the specific commands for all of the above
are not
available right now, so I can't give you step-by-step answers. Hopefully the
comments will be enough to get you started.

Best Wishes this Holiday season,
Doug F.

Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 18:32:03 -0800 (PST)
From: Ravi Kiran <b_ravi_kiran at>
Subject: nis+ client setup problems in RH7.3 using KDE
To: linux-nisplus at

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Hello everybody,
Iam a newbie into this field working as a make shift sys admin. Iam trying
to set up NIS+ client on rehat7.3 linux(server being a solaris 8.0 server
already sercving solaris clients). Previously I could succesfully get NIS+
running on a RH 7.3 built as a prototype(running gnome) using the
configuration steps given by Marc Wrubleski. Now Iam trying to get it work
with KDE instead of gnome and its giving me some problems.

Previously while using gnome after properly installing nis-utils-1.4.1even
without adding credentials to the new machine on the server, I could
successfully run the command niscat passwd.org_dir and view all the paswords
served by the NIS+ server.

Now when I again try to do the same for KDE I recieve rpc.nisd not started.
when I say niscat passwd.org_dir client replies nisplus service not
installed or setup properly.(note:I havent created any client machine
credentials yet) . Is there any difference between KDE and gnome when using

Thanking all you guys in anticipation,

Ravi Kiran

.I would appreciate if anybody could give me a step by step instruction.
Please help.

Ravi Kiran

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