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What is GNOME doing at login that the console doesn't?

I have a series of lab machines running CentOS 7.2, authenticating via Kerberos and getting user data from NIS, then with home directories on NFS. When logging in, very often, the user puts in their ...
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Group IDs not changing to group names on NIS environment

I have a redhat NIS environment where all servers/clients that connect to it don't automatically match the group ID and name up. If I run something like: for gid in $(ypcat -k group | cut -d : -f 1); ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 - User administration - local passwd, shadow on nis-server

Usually our users are centrally defined on a NIS-Server (/etc/passwd,/etc/shadow, /etc/groups). Some of them should have local accounts on clients (in the local /etc/passwd). What I want is, that the ...
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How do i configure NIS on Fedora 22?

I am trying to configure NIS client on Fedora 22. Following the tutorial http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=Fedora_22&p=nis&f=2. I have to set SELinux=disable so that folders can be ...
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How to change shell to /sbin/nologin in NIS with ypchsh?

I have a group of machines where logins are managed through NIS. I want to disable logins for certain accounts by setting the login shell to /sbin/nologin. I think ypchsh is the correct mechanism to ...
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SAMBA+NIS on Linux with Windows 7/8/10 clients

I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to run a samba server on a Linux distribution with a NIS service and use them in conjunction with a Widnows 7/8/10 client to make it work as it's local ...
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How to create a custom NIS map?

I'd like to create a custom NIS map in order to be able to look up my own information using ypmatch and map between local and centralised usernames. How can this be achieved?
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getent doesn't show netgroup from LDAP server

I followed this tutorial to migrate NIS to a new FreeBSD LDAP Server. However after I do all steps, in my test client, getent doesn't show netgroup normally from LDAP Server: $ getent netgroup ...
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NIS client is not able to change password using yppasswd in OpenSuse 13.2?

NIS Server - OpenSuse 12.1 NIS Clients - OpenSuse 13.2 At NIS Client: nisuser@opensuse13.2:~> yppasswd yppasswd is deprecated, use /usr/bin/passwd instead Changing password for nisuser. Old ...
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Seemingly acceptable iptables rule blocking NIS (ypbind) from operating

I am not an iptables expert. I have a use case to block all outgoing traffic that does not destined for either 10.0.0.0/8 or 167.114.0.0/16. I have two NIS servers (10.57.132.11, 10.57.132.40). I ...
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NIS not respecting files first in nsswitch.conf

Okay, first off, I know NIS is a turd, but it's what we've got until we do a major migration next year. Today we had a NIS server outage which predictably prevents user logins. What surprised me was ...
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Linux: What could be the reason for random fails in updating passwd.byuid by running yppasswd?

In order to allow NOC users in my company to manage users through NIS I've created the following script: #!/bin/bash # This script will simplicate NIS user management. # You will not be able to ...
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can't change NIS account password from Centos-7 client “NIS server Centos-6”

I'm trying to change password for a NIS account from a Centos-7.0.1406 client and the server is Centos-6.6 it seems that passwd command don't ask me neither to change password nor ask me for old ...
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Why does NIS map error prevent postfix from resolving local alias?

Postfix quit sending me mail from an Ubuntu 10.04LTS server. I spent an hour to two checking /etc/aliases, running and re-running sudo newaliases and sudo postfix reload, web searches for my issue ...
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Neglected services on old DC - how to move to new DC?

We have installed a new Server 2012. The new server: DC3 (192.168.0.3), has been promoted, and is now our main DC (includes : DNS, DHCP) Schema master DC3.domain Domain naming master ...
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NIS users suddenly can't login to SSH

I've recently added a new (client) server to my NIS. For a month or so this worked fine, but since today I suddenly can't login through SSH anymore. Some other services (e.g. IMAP) on the same server ...
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puppet nis user management

I started using puppet for managing our RHEL servers. At this point I try to setup the user management. We are running a NIS environment on our campus, so until now I added the line +testuser::::: to ...
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Create alias for UNIX username in LDAP for DB2

I want to use LDAP data for the authentication process in DB2. I have already configured DB2 via PAM to retrieve the information of the NIS server that is in the ActiveDirectory. It works perfect ...
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How to autostart `ypbind` on Ubuntu 14.04

It seems I need to use sysv-rc-conf to manage service startup/shutdown, but no scripts were added to /etc/init.d/ when I installed NIS. I would expect to either have /etc/init.d/nis or ...
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Deletion of User and home directory from NFS

I have 10 systems with opensuse installed in each of them.I have created 2 servers such that one is NIS and other is NFS , i have added lets say 5 users to NIS and their corresponding home ...
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Strange glitch with NIS

Good day. One of the network users with the NIS account (yp and automount) has some problems: after editing network service configufation file (/etc/sysconfig/network) and rebooting ...
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nobody user/group with NIS/NFS

Software overview Machine A(NIS server): CentOS 6.2 Machine B:(NFS server) CentoS 6.2 Client machines: OpenSuse 12.3, CentOS 6.4 and CentOS 5.6 Introduction and setup Machine A is an NIS server ...
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How to test that DNS from NIS is working?

In my /etc/nsswitch.conf have I set hosts: files nis dns With ypwhich ypcat hosts ypcat passwd can I verify that passwd and group are retrieved over NIS. Question How do I verify that DNS is ...
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Root denied login if networking down (on NIS/YP environment)

My 70+ hosts network (mixed CentOS, Fedora) uses NIS/YP. If networking is working OK, then no major issues occur, normally a trouble-less operation. If connectivity is lost, either by a simple loose ...
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Enable NIS extensions (rfc2307) on Samba 4 AD after installation

I'm testing out our samba 4 migration process and when the initial forest/domain was created, it was created without using --use-rfc2307: sudo samba-tool domain provision \ --domain ...
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Upgrading NFS/NIS Shared `/home` Setup

I am currently managing a network of workstations running different flavours of Ubuntu. The server (also Ubuntu) runs a NIS server and exports a shared /home directory over NFS (in v3 compatibility ...
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NIS failing to bind

I have a bunch of machines which authenticate via NIS to a central server. I just bought a new CentOS 6.2 client machine, and it can't authenticate. The following is a list of the classics people ...
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NIS client doesn't see group names

I have added a user to libvirt (id = 504) group on NIS server. On the client when I do group <user>, I get <user> groups: cannot find name for group ID 504 What should I do to get my ...
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How can I change passwords on a Linux NIS master?

This seems like it should be simple, but if it is, I must be missing something. I have a Linux NIS master from which I would like to be able to change users' passwords (in cases of forgotten ...
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NIS - Proper Format for Multiple Hosts

I'm very new to working with NIS and have been tasked with reorganizing the files. Which is the proper delimiter that should be used for a NIS file with this format: username ...
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Automount directories only on certain clients via NIS and NFS

Is it possible to serve certain files via NIS only to a group of clients and not to all of them? It's probably a very easy task but I'm searching for a while now and don't seem to find an answer. I'm ...
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NIS netgroup map empty for nis client

We had a NIS master server disaster and an outdated backup for it, but some slaves. I've been put in charge without any NIS knowledge so far except a few basics. I've dumped every map via ypcat from ...
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Trying to configure NIS on a centos client and getting error Domain not bound

I'm trying to set a host to use NIS. I've instlled ypbind and yp-tools. edited /etc/yp.conf: domain mydomain.local server hostname then edited: /etc/sysconfig/network and added: ...
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One of my NIS users can't login - why?

I've got an old Solaris 8 server as a client in a NIS domain. All users can login just fine except for one (user 'oracle'). It used to work but late last year "something" changed (I wasn't here at the ...
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How to have logs about users logins/logouts in a NIS server?

I have a NIS server in a Debian machine with several user accounts in passwd and shadow files. Also, I have 10 Ubuntu desktop boxes rununning as NIS clients. The users can login by binding to the NIS ...
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How do I replace an NIS master server?

I need to take down my current NIS master server because it is running on RHEL 4 which is too old for the auditors to approve now. I think I need to copy some files off the master over to a slave ...
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Possible to deny all NIS users from logging in over SSH?

Is it possible to deny all NIS users from logging in? There is no physical access to the host, so if NIS can not be configured to deny all, is the solution then to configure SSH to only allow root to ...
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ssh login attempts fail randomly - but work otherwise for same user

I'm having strange ssh login issues, where the login for a user does work in general, but sometimes it doesn't. here's a failed login attempt: Mar 28 14:49:55 hostname sshd[32247]: Invalid user ...
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Need to put two NIS servers in yp.conf file

How do I configure 2 servers in yp.conf I tried : domain domain.com server server1 server2 but it seems to take the first one Tried: domain domain.com server server1 domain domain.com server ...
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NIS user/group ID resolution fails for one NFS volume but succeeds for another

Network setup: (1) NIS server (nisserver), (2) file server (fserver), (3) cluster head server (queuemaster) (4) cluster compute nodes (node1,node2,...) (gateway=queuemaster) fserver is a NIS ...
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do_ypcall: clnt_call: RPC: Timed out

faulters: Despite much troubleshooting in my NIS/YP setup, rebooting systems, restarting & debugging ypbind, putting nscd to run, a group of newly purchased systems regularly spam my email with: ...
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NIS login: one user account multiple home directories possible?

I have a network of linux clients and servers that are used for numerical computations; and I'm using NIS for user authentication. After a successful login, every user lands in her / his home ...
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Group membership not transferred from server to client

I have a Suse Version 11.1.0.21 Server with home-partitions for every user and shared partitions for different groups. Groups and group rights (3775) are defined. When the group member is logged in at ...
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NIS: which mechanism hides shadow.byname for unpriviledged users?

On some Linux box (SLES 11.1) which is a NIS client I can do as root: ypcat shadow.byname and get output, i.e. some lines with the encrypted passwords, amongst other information. On the same Linux ...
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how to install NIS client on windows server 2012?

how to install NIS client on windows server 2012? Can I do it or not? It seems only migrate it but no client
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Automount parses NIS map incorrectly on SLES 11.2 x86_64

Good morning, I came across a problem in SLES 11.2 x86_64 where the automount daemon parses a NIS map file incorrectly. It seems to be working fine in SLES 11.1 32 bit, and I cannot see any ...
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NIS user not being added to NIS group

I have set up a NIS server and several NIS clients. I have a user and a group on the NIS server like so: /etc/passwd: myself:x:5000:5000:,,,:/home/myself:/bin/bash /etc/group: ...
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Delaying NIS & NFS startup till after network interface is fully ready on Fedora 17

I've recently set up a fedora 17 server for our network, and I've been having trouble getting the NIS service to work on startup. Here's some logs from the system: Aug 21 12:57:12 cairnwell ...
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NIS client cannot find NIS server (Opensuse)

I installed NIS server on head node of a virtual cluster(VirtualBox). One of the node (let's say node-1) can find NIS server and work with it, but another node (node-2) just can't find the NIS server ...
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NIS authorization and adding existing user

Recently i have apply NIS in our testing environment in order to get more control and centralized password management for user in the server.But when I'm finished implementing the NIS,I'm facing some ...