NIS authentication problems

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sun Oct 12 18:52:00 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Oct 13), Joan Picanyol said:
> I'm trying to set up NIS with the simplest setup: one server and one
> client. I've followed the procedure in the handbook, altering
> {login,auth}.conf as suggested (BTW: how do I know what format are my
> passwords stored in?). ypcat passwd shows me the user list, but I
> can't log in (Login incorrect).

Make sure you have a plus line in your passwd and group files.

/etc/group:          +:::
/etc/master.passwd:  +:::::::::

Does "id somenisuser" work?

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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