I am running into the following problem: We have one PC running
Linux (vanilla Slackware 3.1, kernel upgraded to 2.0.27) in
group of various workstations using NIS; the Linux machine binds
to the ypserver (an SGI Indy running IRIX 5.3) using ypbind.
So far, no problems users can use all the usual benefits of a NIS setup.
Now it was pointed out to me that connecting via ftp to the
Linux PC causes problems: N.B.: No problems whatsoever with telnet.
Indeed, using my login name from the NIS database, the following happens:
Connected to pckistl1.mdy.univie.ac.at.
220 pckistl1 FTP server (Version wu-2.4(1) Tue Dec 5 20:51:15 CST 1995) ready.
530 User stefan access denied...
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
200 PORT command successful.
530 Please login with USER and PASS.
There is no problem when I use an account-name which is local
to the Linux PC, i.e. which is explicitly listed in /etc/passwd on
What I find funny is that I am not asked for a password but
rejected immediately; see transcript. When I use a non-existing
username, the system prompts for the password and rejects me
afterwords (obviously and fortunately...)
It seems to me that something funny is going on between ftpd and
NIS (though I may be completely wrong). As already mentioned,
everything else seems to work just fine on the machine.
At the moment I am a little clueless; help appreciated!