Subject: Re: Console login fails with NIS
To: Martti Kuparinen <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/10/2005 19:44:20
On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 03:48:21PM +0300, Martti Kuparinen wrote:
> 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:
> group: compat
> group_compat: nis
> hosts: files dns
> netgroup: files [notfound=return] nis
> networks: files
> passwd: compat
> passwd_compat: nis
> shells: files
> 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?
I suspect that, even if the root account is local, it still needs to access
NIS to know to which groups it belongs.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference