nisplus without compat mode doesn't work

Robert Edwards Robert.Edwards at
Thu Oct 31 08:36:41 EST 2002

On Thu, 31 Oct 2002 05:40 am, Holger Hellmuth wrote:
> Hi,
> I have suse 8.1 nisplus running with a solaris8-server, runs without a
> problem. Today I tried to get rid of the compat mode. First I deleted the
> '+' line in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow, then I edited nsswitch.conf, but
> here it invariably failed. I tried every combination I could think of, but
> I couldn't su to a valid user without the '+' lines in both files.
> Does anyone here have a combination that works ?

As I understand it (and I could be wrong), nisplus compatibility mode is 
simply the original nis/yp, which is somewhat insecure.

We definitely do not use compatibility mode on our set up (40+ RH7.2/7.3 
clients and Solaris 8 servers).

You definitely do not need the + in those two files in normal nisplus 


Bob Edwards.

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