NIS interoperability with Linux,
was Re: Following directions doesn't seem to work: Adding users in
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Tue Oct 16 04:36:35 PDT 2007
Manolis Kiagias <sonicy at otenet.gr> writes:
> Olivier Nicole wrote:
>>> Linux doesn't normally use master.passwd. If I recall correctly, it
>>> uses /etc/shadow instead (but I don't have such a box at hand right now
>>> to check). And yes, the internal format is different (and, again, I don't
>>> remember details).
>> If I am not wrong, NIS does not know anything about master.passwd or
>> shadow, it has only passwd.byname passwd.byuid as password maps, both
>> maps including password in them.
> You are probably right, I don't remember the exact files right now, the
> thing is the maps are not linux compatible, so if anyone has a NIS
> Makefile for this, I'd be glad to get a copy. I already tried a patch I
> found but was not successful.
Don't patch anything. Just edit /var/yp/Makefile to remove the
comment character from the UNSECURE line, rebuild, and you're done.
This is fully explained inline in that file, as well as in the manual
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