nis linux workstation to server

Robert Edwards Robert.Edwards at
Tue Feb 4 17:27:56 EST 2003

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003 03:43 pm, stewartkc1 at wrote:
> I’m trying to setup linux workstations to authenticate to a linux
> server. I have no problems with windows clients authenticating on
> my lan – using samba and domain logins – works beautifully. I hope
> to avoid having to setup each user individually on the linux
> workstation as well as the server and believe nis is the way to go. I
> run ipchains firewall on the server, and cannot figure the rules as I
> can’t find any info on the ports nis uses. I’ve added the following
> rules to open portmap in ipchains:
> -A input -s     -d 0/0 111 -p tcp -y -j
> -A input -s     -d 0/0 111 -p udp -i eth0 -j
> This doesn’t help. However if I flush ipchains, then I can logon from
> the linux workstation. So I’m sure ipchains is the problem. If you run
> with ipchains, what is the ruleset you use? Or if you don’t run a
> firewall on your server I’d like to know how you implement security.
> Thanks if you have the time.
> Keith Stewart
> Stewartkc1 at

This is really a NIS question and not really all the relevant on a NIS+ 
mailing list. NIS and NIS+ are really two very different beasts. I am afraid 
that I can't really help you with this NIS question.


Bob Edwards.

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