I have a mixed network of a few Solaris 2.3 machines and a bunch of SunOS
4.1.3 machines. I have a Solaris 2.3 root server and I want to use a few
SunOS machines as Replicas and Subnet masters.
My first question is: Can this be done? Or am I wasting my time?
Right now I get the binaries installed and follow the directions to make it
an NIS+ client. At the stage where it tells you to do a keylogin -r I run
into the first problem. The program can't find the secret key. I can't make
one either since we do not have NIS running. I have the machine's
credentials loaded in the Root server, so I assume the SunOS machine can't
So, I tried running with security off, and I still can't get anywhere.
After I set up the root replica on the root side, and start rpc.nisd on the
replica I try doing an nisping. This fails and the logs on the client
machine are dated in December of 1969! This obviously sets the Time to live
field to 0. So I assume something is wrong with the communication between
the two machine types. I have installed the 2.3 recommended patches (even
the messed up 101318-50) and patch 100075-14 for the SunOS 4.1.3 side.
Can anyone help? Has anyone tried this particular configuration? The
compatibility mode seems to work ok, but with out Replicas etc we can't go
forward. Thanks in advance!
Western Michigan University