[CentOS] Inconsistent NIS Client Behavior w/ Centos 7.6

Wed Jan 16 17:32:52 UTC 2019
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

Capehart, William J wrote:
> I am working on bringing back a number of Centos 7 rigs in our
> student computer lab back online. No change was made to the existing
> server machine [running Scientific Linux 6]
> Right now there is one remaining thing to resolve: an inconsistency
> with the rigs' NIS Clients.
> I have configured rcpbind and ypbind following guidance from Server
> World ( https://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=CentOS_7&p=nis&f=2 )
> identically on all of the client machines.  I have done this before
> with previous installs before this.  The last time was this summer.
> Three are behaving as they are supposed to do. Five, however, are
> not.
> In this process I have repeatedly checked that support files ..
> /etc/sysconfig/network
> /etc/yp.conf
> /etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac
> /etc/pam.d/system-auth
> /etc/login.defs
> /etc/sysconfig/authconfig

Do you have nis set up in /etc/nsswitch.conf ?

James Pearson