Subject: Re: YP setup
To: Brook Milligan <brook@trillium.NMSU.Edu>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/30/1998 11:36:47
On Nov 29, Brook Milligan wrote
> I'm trying to set up YP to maintain a common password database for
> several machines.  I am running ypserv/ypbind/rpc.yppasswdd on my
> master server and ypbind on another machine.  I can run passwd on the
> non-master machine to change the password on the master.  However, the
> change does not propagate to the non-master machine (that is, I still
> have to log into the non-master machine using the original password).
> I have an entry like the following in my master.passwd on the
> non-master machine:
> 	+:::::::::

You don't have an entry in the local passwd file for your account before
this line, rigth ? If so, it will take the local entry first.

Change are propagated by running 'make' in /var/yp on the server.
Maybe there has been an error here ? What does a 'cd /var/yp; make' (as
root on the server) do ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.