[CentOS] Need to restart ypserv to update the nis maps
clintd at scms.waikato.ac.nz
Mon Aug 11 07:56:04 UTC 2008
Clint Dilks wrote:
> Theo Band wrote:
>> I use NIS om my network (CentOS4.6). When an update on a map occurs
>> (home directory changed in /etc/passwd for instance), I run make -C
>> /var/yp/ and check the result on a client. On the client I use "ypcat
>> passwd" and find indeed that the update has propagated (the clients
>> run ypbind service). On the client I have configured
>> /etc/nsswitch.conf with :
>> passwd: files nis
>> shadow: files nis
>> group: files nis
>> The problem is however that on the client, if I try to use the new
>> data, it still uses the old one. For instance "cd ~john" still
>> directs me to the old path instead of to the updated path (as
>> correctly reported by "ypcat passwd").
>> To solve it I need to restart the ypserv service on the nis server
>> for every change.
>> Does anyone now what could be the problem or where I should look?
>> Apparently the OS gets password and user info using another way than
>> the ypcat tool.
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> Hi Theo,
> As you are talking about the users homes I assume you are providing
> this via something like NFS?
> If so it is your autofs information that controls what home gets
> mounted not the passwd information.
> You can configure autofs to reference a NIS map. Normally I would
> expect this to be something like auto_home. An entry in this file
> might look like
> <user> <server>:<nfs exported dir>:&
> And you would have an entry in /etc/auto.master
> /home auto.home
> I hope this helps :)
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Just to clarify this post. The password file is still referenced eg if
you have a user bob on your system with a home dir set to /home/bob
(from the passwd file) autofs tells your system where to mount
/home/bob from rather than looking on local disk.
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