NIS+ setup question
cheng at cs.uleth.ca
Thu Apr 1 03:10:31 GMT 2004
I am trying to set up an NIS+ client on my Fedora Core I laptop.
I followed the NIS-HOWTO and got the authentication to work. However,
I have two problems:
1. When I boot my machine, xfs starts but dies (without any error
messages) and so I cannot start X. But starting "xfs -droppriv"
as root will work and X will start. Getting rid of nisplus from
/etc/nsswitch.conf allows xfs to work again.
2. I cannot change password with either passwd or nispasswd. Here
is what I get from passwd:
Changing password for user cheng.
Retype new password:
ERROR: NIS+ server error
password not changed
Error while changing the NIS+ password.
Error: Password NOT changed
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Interesting, the error is not always NIS+ server error. Sometimes
it complains that my old password is wrong (but it's not), and
sometimes it complains about other things.
If I used nispasswd, I got different errors but the return code
is always 3 (Unexpected failure).
Any help for solving these problems would be greatly appreciated.
Howard Cheng e-mail: cheng at cs.uleth.ca
Assistant Professor URL : http://www.cs.uleth.ca/~cheng/
Dept of Math and CS Phone : (403) 329-2182
University of Lethbridge Fax : (403) 317-2882
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