Subject: Re: NIS with linux server
To: James O'Kane <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/03/1998 03:40:48
On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, James O'Kane wrote:
> login with a userid from the list, and I get Login incorrect, and when I
> try to su to a user and I get su : unknown login jo2y. Is there something
> else I need to do with NetBSD that's different from linux?

Check this out:
Basically, you have to tell your machine to actually use NIS for the
getpw*() functions, which you do by adding an appropriate entry via vipw.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>