NIS problem on Alpha Linux

NIS problem on Alpha Linux

Post by Fran L » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


We are have a problem implementing NIS on some Compaq Alpha
machines running Linux 2.2.5-22 & RedHat 5.2.  Other background

(One alpha machine is a slave server, the master is on a
non-alpha machine running linux)

$ypserv -v
ypserv - NYS YP Server version 1.3.7 (with tcp wrapper)

$ypbind -v
ypbind version 3.3-glibc3

$rpm -qa | grep glibc

I have been able to implement ypserv (for the slave) & ypbind
on all these machines, and am able to successfully mount
NIS-defined automount maps.  

However, on these alpha machines only, a user is not able to
login with userid/password via remote login or on the console
when defined in the NIS password & shadow map.  These same NIS
userid & shadow password maps work well on the other non-alpha
Linux machines in this same NIS domain;
these non-alpha machines are running Linux 2.2.5-22 and RedHat 6.0,
and the same versions of ypserv & ypbind as on the alpha machines.
glibc-2.1.1-6 is installed on these non-alpha machines, whereas
the alphas are still at glibc-2.0.7-29.

I have tried adding "+::::::" to the end of /etc/passwd, trying
the PAM changes as suggested per Thorsten's NIS HOWTO (section 6.8.3),
but nothing seems to work.  Error messages seen in the logs:

FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM ... FOR ..., Authentication failure

Please, anyone have any advice to get this working?

Please also reply directly to my email address, as I do not
frequent this newsgroup very often.

Fran Lawas-Grodek
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I'v found some very old message about this problem in this group, but
there was no solution.

I' ve set up a NIS server on a Linux machine ( ubuntu 5.01)
following this howto

everything seems to be ok
my sun machine is binded to ypserv on linux

inv09748 ( my linux nis server)


but when i try to log with cao8 => " incorrect login"

i can only log with root

loggued with root in can do :
su - cao8
and it works fine

so ... if someone can help, i will be very gracefull

(sorry for my english, i'm french)

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