Tom Munro Glass disturbed my sleep to write: > I've set up NIS server as described in the handbook, and if I run > ypcat on the Linux client, it is obtaining information from the server. > However, it is faiing to authenticate users defined on the FreeBSD machine. > Should this work, or is there a problem with the differences between how > FreeBSD/Linux use the passwd file?
This should work; I've got a Linux machine at work succesfully authenticating NIS accounts against a FreeBSD server. I believe that the differences in passwd files are strictly in the master.passwd (FreeBSD) and shadow (Linux) files; the files /etc/passwd have the same format in both OS'. I'd suspect problems in the way the clients have been configured. Check that the password and group files have been set up correctly (I screw up the sequence of plus signs and colons regularly), and that the NIS domain has been set. Hope that helps! -- Saint Aardvark the Carpeted [EMAIL PROTECTED] Because the plural of Anecdote is Myth. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"