NIS+ client on Redhat 9

Darrel Hankerson hankedr at
Fri May 16 04:22:00 EST 2003

   I have changed my /etc/pam.d/login to this:

   # more login
   auth       required
   #auth       required service=system-auth
   auth       requisite set_secrpc
   auth       required
   account    required service=system-auth
   password   required service=system-auth
   session    required service=system-auth
   session    optional

My system is older and Debian-based, so I do not have pam_stack.  I
also have "nullok" before set_secrpc, but I don't think it is

   My /etc/pam.d/passwd stayed the same:

Not relevant for the test you described.

   This has caused an additional problem.  I am unable to telnet in to
   my linux box with either a local or a NIS+ domain account.  By a NIS+
   domain account, I mean an account that I can see when I niscat
   passwd.org_dir, but does not have any reference on the local system.
   I get an immediate login incorrect, and close of the telnet session.

Do you mean to say that you don't even get a login prompt?
I suggest running the tests with su so that debugging is easier.
You will need to edit pam.d/su in a similar fashion as login.

   The only NIS+ services I have running on the client are
   nis_cachemgr and keyserv.

I've never tried running NIS+ without the portmapper (rpcbind).
What's the output of 

   rpcinfo -p the_linux_machine  (from the NIS+ master)

--Darrel Hankerson hankedr at

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