Help diagnosing NIS breakage ?

Robin P. Blanchard Robin.Blanchard at
Mon Jul 7 13:52:02 PDT 2003

Still pulling my hair out on this one...Updated to latest kern/world this
morning and NIS users are no longer working.

# ypcat passwd |fgrep robin
# ypcat group |fgrep robin
# ps ax |fgrep ypbind
79910  ??  Ss     0:00.03 ypbind
# ypwhich 
# finger robin
Login: robin                            Name: 
Directory: /home/robin                  Shell: /bin/bash
Last login Mon Jul  7 07:47 (EDT) on ttyp0 from
No Mail.
No Plan.

So NIS is 'working'...But:
# id robin
id: robin: no such user

And as a result, he (I) cannot login.

# su - robin ; tail -1 /var/log/auth.log

su: Sorry
Jul  7 13:59:29 ftp su: pam_acct_mgmt: error in service module

There's a truss and a ktrace (of the id command) available at:

Thanks in advance.

Robin P. Blanchard
Systems Integration Specialist
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
fon: 706.542.2404 <|> fax: 706.542.6546

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