Subject: Re: Console login fails with NIS
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/2005 15:59:58
[Thus spake Aaron J. Grier ("AJG: ") 3:09pm...]

AJG: I guess this makes logging in as root impossible if NIS is bound to a
AJG: remote server and the network dissapears.  possible workarounds would be
AJG: distributed local files or running ypserv on every machine.  both
AJG: solutions seem like horrid hacks.

Actually, I would view distributing passwd files as a horrid hack, myself,
since those change more often.

Distributing group files is significantly less painful -- or at least
far less frequently painful :)