Subject: nsswitch.conf problem
To: None <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/08/1999 11:02:35
I'm having trouble with a 1.4 machine & nsswitch.conf.

Right now the nsswitch file is:

group:          files nis
hosts:          files dns
netgroup:       files nis
networks:       files
passwd:         files nis

The problem is that whenever yp goes down, no one, not even root, can log
in. We can type the username and password, but never get a shell. We get a
bunch of RPC errors about not being able to connect, and errors from
ypbind that it can't connect to any servers.

So how can I tell msswitch to just give yp on nis groups at that point?

Take care,