NIS problems on FreeBSD 5.4

Jeremy Utley lfsjeremy at
Mon Aug 8 23:51:04 GMT 2005

Greetings all!

I'm trying to use FreeBSD 5.4 as an NIS client, and am encountering
problems.  I've followed the instructions given in the FreeBSD docs
successfully, but the system does not recognize my NIS users.

Running ypcat passwd shows expected output:

freebsd5# ypcat passwd

However, when I try to login as any of these 3 users, it rejects the
login - even using the "id" command fails:

freebsd5# id jeremy
id: jeremy: no such user

Can anyone give me some insight on why this is happening.  A RedHat EL
4 installation connected to the same NIS domain works perfectly.

Thanks for any help you can provide!


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list