Solaris NIS client...

dave t d_dave at
Wed Aug 24 21:50:22 GMT 2005

I'm not sure what you mean by granting root access. As soon as all of my 
servers are authenticated to the master server I'm able to see the encrypted 
passwords when i perform a 'niscat passwd.org_dir'. From what I understand, 
this is how it usually works. Even after building a new nis+ server; adding 
a server/user credential; and performing a keylogin -r on the client, I can 
always see encrypted passwords as root on a niscat passwd.org_org.

This has always been the case for me but then again I'm quite new to nis+


>From: Darrel Hankerson <hankedr at>
>To: "dave t" <d_dave at>
>CC: linux-nisplus at
>Subject: Re: Solaris NIS client...
>Date: 24 Aug 2005 16:42:28 -0500
>"dave t" <d_dave at> writes:
>    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'.
>There should be compelling reasons to grant root access to the NIS+
>    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.
>Have you granted root access to the encoded passwords to the client?
>The recommendation is to avoid granting such access, but if you
>insist, then the place to start is "niscat -o" and also list the
>contents of the admin group.
>--Darrel Hankerson hankedr at

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