Solaris NIS client...

dave t d_dave at
Wed Aug 24 21:29:43 GMT 2005

I'm having the same issues w/ my linux nis+ client and solaris nis+ server. 
I currently have a ticket open w/ this issue and they can't see to figure 
out whats wrong on the server side. Unfortunately I've never found a 
resolution. I've even contacted several other members of this list who've 
come across the same problem.

The nis+ client side setup on linux is straight forward if you dont use pam, 
otherwise you'll need to compile and install pam-unix2. Bascially whats 
happening is that my linux nis+ client is failing to authenticate w/ the 
nis+ server. The request is never answered on the nis+ server port. You can 
determine if you linux authenticates if after you perform a  keylogin -r as 
root, you should be able to see the encrypted passwords when you do a 
'niscat passwd.org_dir'.

I've rebuilt a test nis+ server using the tables (groups, passwd, shadow) 
from the original nis+ server; ran the nisserver command, then nispopluate 
using tables from the original server; then nisaddcred for the linux client. 
I pointed the linux nis+ client to the new server and it worked just fine. 
So I've narrowed it down to a server configuration error, but I'm not sure 
how to fix it.

If I figure it out, I'll keep you in the loop.

>From: "G.Saravana Muthu" <gsmuthu at>
>To: <linux-nisplus at>
>Subject: Solaris NIS client...
>Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:49:04 +0530
>I have NIS server running on RHEL 3 and configured Solaris 7 box as NIS 
>client. I could login from other Redhat linux boxes to the server but not 
>from the Solaris box. It says login incorrect. what is the change I need to 
>GS Muthu.

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