robert at timetraveller.org
Thu Apr 1 21:26:11 EST 2004
On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, sharma rohit wrote:
> Dear friends: Its for the people who think i am peppering the list with
> questions and not making a self effort Well I am sorry, the impression
> is wrong. I mail a question only after I have tried all my resources.
Hi Sharma. That is good to hear.
When posting I recommend noting that you've RTFMed and providing a quick
precis of the things you've tried and the resources you've looked at.
This allows us to get an idea of how far through the problem you are (so
we can make our responses and advice more akin to your level) and also
shows people that you have done the hard work before posting.
> Till date, I have been able to solve most of my problems for myself. And
> this mailing lsit has proved beneficial. Regarding the issue of NIS the
> problem gets solved whrn I import the passwd and group file from NIS
> server to NIS clients, but I think this is not the solution Kindly guide
You copied the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files? That is working around
NIS rather than solving the problem.
A few quick thoughts:
1. How is /etc/nsswitch.conf setup on the clients?
2. Can you get meaningful data from using ypcat on the clients?
By meaningful data I man a copy of the database you are dumping. Checking
the man page for ypcat for specifics.
This all assumes you've used ypinit all appropriate on the various boxes.
Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: robert at timetraveller.org, rbrockway at uqconnect.net
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