FreeBSD 4.9 - NIS Authentication Problem (SSHD Illegal User
artem at aws-net.org.ua
Mon May 12 11:47:17 UTC 2008
David Kramer wrote:
> **IF this is the wrong list for this topic please let me know which list
> I should post network services issues to.
> I am relatively new to FreeBSD but have quite a bit of experience with
> NIS on Linux. I am currently working on connecting a FreeBSD 4.9 client
> connection to NIS server running on OpenBSD 3.9. The ypcat commands are
> working and I can see the passwd and group files, however when I attempt
> to login to the machine I keep getting SSHD Illegal User Errors. The
> type of behavior I am seeing would be common on a Linux machine that
> uses nssswitch.conf to state which objects to pass authentication
> through, but its missing the nis value for passwd: or group:. Looking
> through the FreeBSD website I see that nssswitch was introduced in
> FreeBSD 5.X. For previous versions of FreeBSD and NIS, are there any
> additional configurations that need to be done? Possibly with PAM? I
> have the following values in my /etc/rc.conf files:
Have you added special records to /etc/group and /etc/master.passwd files?
It should be +::: in /etc/group and +::::::::: in /etc/master.passwd.
Use vipw to edit password file.
> I have followed the FreeBSD NIS/YP Handbook configuration to the T, and
> still get the illegal user authentication any insight would be greatly
> Thanks much,
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