On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 07:09:04PM +1100, Neeraj Arora wrote: > Hi Geeks, Girls and Guys, > > ...:^) > > I am having a little problem setting up a debian client to derive login > data from a freebsd nis server. There is no problem when the freebsd nis > server interacts with freebsd clients, but there is a problem when it > interacts with a debian gnu/linux client. > > The authentication works when I force a password in the /etc/passwd file > on the debian gnu/linux system. E.g.: > +login_whatever:$1$blahblahblah:::::/bin/bash > +::::::/bin/bash > > But, it does not work when the password has to be sourced from the nis > server (viz. a freebsd machine). I confirmed that both are > communicating/operating on nis v2. And moreover, the password on the > freebsd server are stored in md5 too.
Hi Neeraj, Not sure if this is the exact problem you have, but Linux NIS (at least the version on the RedHat boxen I have to deal with) is a bit strange and doesn't interoperate well with 'foreign' NIS servers. Take a look at: http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&selm=20020414104220.B293%40fishballoon.dyndns.org This is my answer to a similar question last year, including the changes I made to the FreeBSD NIS Makefile to generate a shadow password map that Linux was happy with. As I said, this was with RedHat 7.x, not Debian, but they're quite likely using the same NFS code, so this might help you as well. Cheers, Scott -- =========================================================================== Scott Mitchell | PGP Key ID | "Eagles may soar, but weasels Cambridge, England | 0x54B171B9 | don't get sucked into jet engines" scott at fishballoon.org | 0xAA775B8B | -- Anon To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message