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Re: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS
When you have figured this out send me the notes and I will include it in the
Quoting Dave Prentice <email@example.com>:
> I tried again and got partial success. The error messages had to do
> with missing files as make was doing its thing. There are no
> instructions with NIS, so I looked at the Makefile and figured out that
> a lot of files that were in /var/yp/NISdomaindirectory had to be copied
> to /etc. It would have been nice if there had been some documentation
> saying so. I figured it out by trial and error. After a reboot it is
> "sort of" working.
> When I add users, do I use the regular adduser command, or is there
> a special version for NIS? I added a couple but when I login as root and
> try to give them a yppassword, the message comes up that I am an unknown
> user (ID 01). Do I first have to add a password for the user with the
> regular passwd program, or what? And how do I get NIS to recognize me as
> Thanks for the assistance.
> Dave Prentice
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Woodhouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [seul-edu] Alternatives to NIS
> Your error messages are a total mystery to me, given that you didn't
> to quote them. My ESP isn't working well today, but I'll have a
> If it's saying 'Entering directory /root' you need to set your
> nisdomainname first:
> # nisdomainname my-domain-name
> Now run make in the /var/yp directory. It'll whinge about not being
> able to
> update the local ypserv - hardly a surprise if you haven't started
> If it complains about missing files, it's probably stuff you don't
> (mine complains about the absence of /etc/aliases). Edit
> and remove the offending dependency from the 'all' target.
> Now start your yp server:
> # service ypserv start.
> These instructions are based on RH7, but most systems will be
> enough that you can work it out.