David Benfell wrote: > Hello all, > > Where are there working directions for adding users under NIS? > > The instructions in the FreeBSD handbook don't seem to result in > added users being propagated out to slaves. And the failure is > silent, so I have no idea what I'm really supposed to be doing > to make this work. > > All I know is that added users end up in the main /etc/passwd > and /etc/master.passwd; the -Y option to pw seems to change nothing > other than to consume time "updating" (but I don't know what, since > the changes I'm looking for don't appear) various maps and "pushing" > the maps. > > And, having evidently done the *wrong* thing, how do I fix the > added users so they now appear in NIS? > > Thanks! > > The following comes from the handbook and works for me:
copy your master.passwd to /var/yp, i.e: cp /etc/master.passwd /var/yp/master.passwd Edit the copy of master.passwd and exclude all "irrelevant" accounts (root,servers and so on) Then run: ypinit -m your-nis.domain My real problem with nis is the fact the freebsd maps are not compatible with linux clients, and I can't seem to get the Makefile right... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"