[CentOS] NIS

Wed Jul 22 11:06:16 UTC 2009
Toralf Lund <toralf.lund at pgs.com>

Per Qvindesland wrote:
> Hi list
> Does anyone know about a good howto setup nis and to make ad see it 
> and use the usernames?
I haven't actually set up NIS in the machine I'm using right now, but if 
I remember correctly, what you need to do to get a machine to use the 
usernames and passwords on an existing NIS server is:

   1. Insert a line like
      domain yourdomainname broadcast
      in the file /etc/yp.conf.
   2. Edit /etc/nsswitch.conf; change the line
      passwd:     files
      passwd:     files nis
      passwd:     nis files
   3. /sbin/chkconfig ypbind start

If you are using DHCP and the DHCP server knows the NIS domain name, 
it's even simpler, as 1) should be done automatically (but it's always a 
good idea to check the file just in case.)

If you're talking about setting up a NIS server, I can't recall much 
about how it's done, I'm afraid...

- Toralf
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> Per Qvindesland
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