yppasswd NIS problem with Freebsd client and Solaris NIS server

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Wed Jun 25 12:03:21 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Jun 25), Justin Burdine said:
> Anyone else had this problem?
> All of my Freebsd boxes 4.6-4.8 connect to my Solaris 8 NIS servers
> with out any troubles.  They are able to authenticate and get all the
> maps that they need in order to operate.  However, I have never been
> able to change my NIS password from them.  Eventhough this works from
> all of my Solaris 8 NIS clients.  I have changed the default
> passwd_format to des and ran cap_mkdb.

What error do you get?  

> I did run across this posting:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=bin/53721

That applies to NIS servers.  Root on an NIS client has no extra privs.
	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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