Solaris NIS client...

G.Saravana Muthu gsmuthu at
Fri Aug 26 06:10:47 GMT 2005


Not all the users have passwords more than 8 characters.

GS Muthu
-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Bunclark [mailto:psb at] 
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 2:08 AM
To: G.Saravana Muthu
Cc: Darrel Hankerson; dave t; linux-nisplus at
Subject: RE: Solaris NIS client...

passwords > 8 ?

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, G.Saravana Muthu wrote:

> Hi,
> I have NIS server running in Redhat (RHEL release 3) and configured
> Solaris 7 as NIS client. From Solaris NIS client, some of the users
> could login to the NIS server but others are not able to login.
> As a root user from Solaris I could do su - to any user and it mounts
> the home directory too. Any idea why some users are not able to login,
> even though everyone has same permissions.
> Regards,
> GS Muthu.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: at
> [ at] On
> Behalf Of Darrel Hankerson
> Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:12 AM
> To: dave t
> Cc: linux-nisplus at
> Subject: Re: Solaris NIS client...
> "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
>    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+
> client.
>    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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