NIS - FreeBSD server and Linux clients
Tom Munro Glass
tom at tmgcon.com
Sat May 29 22:50:27 PDT 2004
> This should work; I've got a Linux machine at work succesfully
> authenticating NIS accounts against a FreeBSD server. I believe
> that the differences in passwd files are strictly in the master.passwd
> (FreeBSD) and shadow (Linux) files; the files /etc/passwd have the
> same format in both OS'.
> I'd suspect problems in the way the clients have been configured.
> Check that the password and group files have been set up correctly
> (I screw up the sequence of plus signs and colons regularly), and
> that the NIS domain has been set.
So how does Linux authenticate the password? 'ypwhich -m' shows passwd.byname,
passwd.byuid, master.passwd.byname, master.passwd.byuid but of course there
is no shadow.byname or shadow.byuid.
I believe that I have the passwd and group files set up correctly on the Linux
machines, and I don't really know where to look next.
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