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RE: NIS Server and Client



does ypbind need to run on both machines?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Iain Rae [mailto:iainr civ hw ac uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, 3 May 2000 4:28
> To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: NIS Server and Client
> 
> 
> Kevin_Saenz dell com wrote:
> > 
> > Has any one got a no nonsence and easy way to configure
> > both a NIS server and NIS Client. I have been doing a lot
> > of RTFM and have got no where. I would like to get NIS
> > running nicely.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Kevin Saenz
> > 
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> hmmm have you checked the NIS howto?
> 
> 
> off the top of my head:
> 
> make sure the source files are the way you want them, 
> RH  will probably default to using shadow passwords for NIS so you may
> have to run pwconv and grpconv or hack the NIS makefile.
> 
> make sure NISDOMAIN is set in /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/yp*.conf
> make sense and domainname is returning your NIS domain
> 
> run ypserv (/etc/rc.d/init.d/ypserv start)
> 
> initialise the maps by running /usr/lib/yp/ypinit -m (you will be
> prompted for the names of slave servers etc)
> If any of the maps fail go back and fix the problem ( might 
> be as simple
> as touch /etc/somefile)
> 
> 
> run ypbind (/etc/rc.d/init.d/ypbind start)
> 
> and you should be able to do ypwhich.
> -- 
> Iain Rae
> Computing Officer
> Dept. Civil & Offshore Engineering
> Heriot-Watt University
> 
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