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I used this tutorial to authenticate a Debian machine with an active directory, and it worked like a charm.

Now, I setup a NIS after I configured my Debian machine. I configured some UNIX attributes for a user, and it seems that the attributes are not being used.

For example: I configure a different home directory. When I check on my Debian, however, it automatically used a default directory.

I started messing around with PAM a little bit, because that's where the home directory is created... but I think the problem lies elsewhere.

What could be the problem? I must've forgotten something vital.


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Can you describe your NIS configuration? (Are you using Microsoft's NIS server? etc.) –  voretaq7 Jul 21 '11 at 13:10
I am using a Windows Server 2008, and I installed the NIS feature on the active directoy –  glenn Jul 27 '11 at 16:02
OK, further debugging: Do your attributes show up correctly when you ypcat the passwd map? –  voretaq7 Jul 27 '11 at 16:28

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