[Ilugc] NIS Password problem on client end
- From: sriram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (P. Sriram)
- Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:44:33 +0530 (IST)
On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Arvind Kalyan wrote:
[in reply to nis problem]
I'm running NIS Server on Redhat6.2. I've created 7 users in NIS Server m/c. and I've created directories for the users with their name as the login
id on the client end(nis clients) . Now I've changed the password for a user
in NIS Server m/c and the thing is I'm still able to login with the old
password of the user from the client end.
[etc etc and the solution was]
1) cd /var/yp
now u can use the new password on all the systems. alternatively, use
the 'yppasswd' to change the password on the NIS server.
To use yppasswd, start the yppasswdd server.
or, better yet, upgrade to a newer version of the os. nis is one of the
things that is partially broken in older versions of red hat. it works
much better in 7.2 and later. also, with these later versions, there is no
need to use yppasswd on the client - pam is set up so that if nis is
enabled, the usual passwd command will work like yppasswd (you will need
to run yppasswdd on the server, of course). also, this business of running
a make in /var/yp will not be needed.
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