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[seul-edu] NIS almost running
After many attempts, NIS is
partially working on my system. It turns out that the NIS HOWTO is flat out
wrong. If you follow the instructions and run "make"
in the /var/yp directory it doesn't know what to do with it. Instead, you have
to: (1) Install the rpms for yp, (2) set your NIS domain and server -- I used
linuxconf, (3) start ypserv, (4) edit the /var/yp/Makefile if you are not
satisfied with the defaults (though they should be OK), and (5) go into
/usr/lib/yp and run ./ypinit -m. At least on Redhat, that is the correct command
to get things properly compiled, not "make." If somebody knows how to
contact the HOWTO author, please pass it on.
There is still a problem. I
added a number of users on the server, gave them passwords and yppasswords, etc.
Everything works fine when running on the server. However, when I log on as one
of the users from a client and move into the appropriate home directory (mounted
on the server), it doesn't let me write anything. I get a message that the
directory is read-only. Also, when I try to start X, it kicks me out because it
is unable to write the necessary permissions.
The server's /home directory
is on a separate hard drive, and is set in /etc/exports as rw. Everything works
OK when run from the server. Each of the clients' /etc/fstab has /home mount as
rw too. Any suggestions how to get the clients to be able to write to their home