NIS Linux - Ubuntu

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Dec 20 06:32:51 PST 2007

RA Cohen <roy2098 at> writes:

> I am sorry, here is an addendum to my previous post:
>>>Somehow Ubuntu was given root user
>  permissions<<
> Actually, upon rereading my notes, Ubuntu was only given permissions of the user doing the login - not root - but we could login with any valid user apparently FreeBSD thought it was presented with a wildcard password.
> And I can also verify that FreeBSD clients are able to use the password map when x is used instead of * in the map to represent the password. So I can secure the system using the x but still cannot get Ubuntu clients to authenticate.

Sounds like Ubuntu is using the wrong map, probably one where it's
getting a different and empty field where it expects to find a password.

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