redhat 7.2 NIS+ client
hankedr at dms.auburn.edu
Tue Jun 25 02:09:27 EST 2002
"Kristen J. McFadden" <kjm31 at genome5.cpmc.columbia.edu> writes:
I am completely new to NIS+ and have inherited a Solaris 8 NIS+
server. We have some new Linux (redhat 7.2) boxes and we want to set
them up as NIS+ clients to this server. However, I'm not even sure
where to begin.
I use debian-based systems, but I have installed on RedHat 7.1 (possibly
7.2) and I don't recall having to load anything other than what was
shipped with RedHat (but I may have forgotten details).
I read a post from back in December where the respondent suggested
NOT to use the nis-utils-1.4 release -- instead to use 1.3, and I am
wondering if people have been able to use the latest nis-utils-1.4.1
release and make it work.
I use 1.3 on Debian, so I cannot comment.
1. What do I have to do on the Solaris server machine to make it work?
Since secure-NFS doesn't work with Linux, there is very little that
must be done on the Solaris side unless the linux machine is to get
special privileges. Note that Solaris 7 or newer can use longer
modulii (longer than 192-bit), which are not understood by the Linux
2. I don't think I need a pam-aware login. I guess then I wouldn't
have to compile the pam_unix stuff -- or is it a requirement for
I think you want a pam-aware login so that the keylogin occurs
(see "set_secrpc" in the pam docs).
3. Any other pointers for how to set it up properly?
Modify /etc/nsswitch.conf. Note that you probably want dns lookups
in addition to nisplus. Clocks on the server and clients need to
be reasonably close.
--Darrel Hankerson hankedr at auburn.edu
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