Subject: Re: Console login fails with NIS
To: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
From: Martti Kuparinen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/10/2005 15:48:21
Matthias Scheler wrote:
>>- why is NIS database queries done with local accounts?
> What does your "/etc/nsswitch.conf" look like?
I've not modified that file so it looks like this:
hosts: files dns
netgroup: files [notfound=return] nis
I also have +::::::::: as the last line in /etc/master.passwd
and +::: in /etc/group.
I tested this on a similar NIS client (NetBSD/i386 2.0.2): I removed
the + lines and put this instead of the existing group, group_compat,
passwd and passwd_compat entries:
group: files nis
passwd: files nis
Then I disconnected the network cable and tried to login as root
but I'm still getting these NIS related (yp_something) timeouts so
clearly NIS is used even with root logins. What am I doing wrong?
>>- why isn't the NIS calls timing out?
> Because it is supposed not to. Imagine your e-mail server can now longer
> talk to the NIS server and starts bouncing e-mails because it doesn't
> know the accounts any longer.
Ok, sounds reasonable.