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Sun Client to Linux NIS

By gslelch ·
I have configured Linux NIS successfully with linux clients login. However, Sun workstation is able to "see" the maps and the domain server but cannot login.

The Linux NIS is running on RHEL ES4.0 and Sun client is running on Solaris 8.

Would appreciate any help to resolve the issue.

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by Jaqui In reply to Sun Client to Linux NIS

here's sun's documentation on the subject:

http://onesearch.sun.com/search/clickthru?qt=+linux+nis+server&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocs-pdf.sun.com%2F817-6661-11%2F817-6661-11.pdf&pathInfo=%2Fonesearch%2Findex.jsp&hitNum=12&col=support-documentation

from a search for ;inux nis server on thier site:

http://onesearch.sun.com/search/onesearch/index.jsp?charset=UTF-8&ssnf=1&qt=+linux+nis+server&rf=0&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fonesearch.sun.com%2Fsearch%2Fonesearch%2Findex.jsp%3Fqt%3Dsolaris%2Bclient%2Blinux%2Bnis%2Bserver%26site%3Dsunsolve%26otf%3Dss%26col%3Dsupport-sunsolve%26otf%3Dsunsolve%26site%3Dss%26col%3Dsearch-sunsolve&rt=1&site=sunsolve&nh=10&cs=0&st=1&col=support-documentation&otf=ss

since linux nis is an open source version of sun's yp / nis there is very little difference in them.

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by gslelch In reply to

Thanks for the assistance. However, the given documentation and links did not yield the necessary information.

Would appreciate to have any other help.

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by Martin Simons In reply to Sun Client to Linux NIS

What do you mean can "see" the maps, etc, but not login. Did you just simply run domainname and ypinit, then ypcat. Or have you also inserted the domainname into /etc/defaultdomain to keep the domainname thruogh reboots. Also, have you replaced /etc/nsswitch.conf with /etc/nsswitch.nis. If you have not done the last step, then the Solaris login will not even attempt to use nis. If you have done this already, then use snoop and truss during a login attempt to find out what is going on and why it is not working.

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by gslelch In reply to

Thanks Martin Simons and Jaqui, I have in fact done all those that have been mentioned hence was able to see the maps. The only problem was that I just restarted the services but for the NIS to work, a reboot was necessary.
After the cold reboot, everything is in order.
THANKS once again.

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