Setting up an NIS server

Setting up an NIS server

Post by Bruce Pennypacke » Sun, 23 Sep 2001 23:18:55

Hi all,

I'm trying to replace a FreeBSD NIS server with a Linux one (RedHat 7.1).
I've created the domain mydomian) and all the appropriate files are in
/var/yp/mydomain.  I can run ypserv on the server, but when I try to run
ypbind on any of the other servers that in the past worked with the FreeBSD
server I get errors stating that the domain isn't bound.

I found some documentation at that indicates
ypserv should be restistered with portmapper, but it doesn't appear that it
is.  When I execute "rpcinfo -u localhost ypserv" I get an error that it's
not registered.  What do I need to do to get this registered?  Or is this a
red herring?




1. Setting up Linux NIS+ client with Sun Solaris NIS+ server.

I am trying to setup (my first) Linux NIS+ client. The process
should be straight forward, but I am having problem with the
"keylogin -r" step. Can someone see what I am doing wrong?

On the Solaris 2.7 NIS+ server (say I add the

and enter the client root passwords. The NIS domain is ""
the client name is "sys1" or fully qualified "".

On the Linux client (Linux Mandrake 6.1 / Redhat 6 based distribution) I

   nisinit -c -H

so far everything seems OK. The final step is:

   keylogin -r

I enter the clients root password and I get the error message:

do not know why this error appears. Even at this stage the NIS+ tables
seem to be available. On the client I can type:


and I get the password list from my NIS+ server.

Any help would be appreciated.


        - Henrik
Henrik Schmiediche, Dept. of Statistics, Texas A&M, College Station, TX 77843

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