NIS authontication problem.

Tillman Hodgson tillman at
Sun Dec 14 08:36:11 PST 2003

On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 06:13:39PM -0500, Hossein wrote:
> Hello every body;
> 	In our department we are going to use a 5.1 Stable FreeBSD, and it 
> must run NIS client to authonticate the users through a Linux NIS server.
> 	The ypbind works well and when I do "ypcat passwd" I get the 
> enteries in the passwd of the NIS server. I added the correct lines to 
> passwd.master and group according to the handbook. But no user can log in 
> and in the /var/log/auth.log it apears that the password is not corect. 

I haven't tried integrating non-BSD'ish machines into one of my NIS
domains, but it occurs to me that the /etc/shadow vs /etc/master.passwd
difference could cause /etc/passwd to propogate without actually
distributing the passwords. You might want to investigate
"compatibility" modes and so forth.


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