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Sun Power Button Won't Shut Down System

Background: We are running NIS and have NFS mounts from a Solaris 10 workstation to a Solaris 8 server. If the workstation loses its network connection for some reason, when I look at the ...
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Switch from NIS/NFS to LDAP/NFS/SMB?

I'm interested in moving from an NIS/NFS server (Ubuntu) to an LDAP/NFS/SMB on an Xserve. I've been able to get LDAP and the file sharing working, but now I'd like to actually import the existing user ...
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What NIS maps are needed for OSX 10.6 to authenticate?

What NIS maps are necessary for OSX 10.6 to authenticate? I have an ubuntu-sever sharing NIS, and from the OSX client, ypcat passwd, ypcat group and (as root) ypcat shadow.byname all work, and return ...
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How do I create NIS groups with large userlists

I am trying to create a NIS group with a member list that exceeds 1024 characters. Now I can't do that because the database that NIS uses restricts the value part of the key/value pair to 1024 ...
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OSX 10.6 integration into NIS/netgroup/automount infrastructure

I have an existing infrastructure where accounts are maintained under NIS (yp) with no local unix accounts. Also, all the standard maps including hosts, mail aliases, netgroups, etc...are maintained ...
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ssh via public key authentication for users administered with NIS

I'm experimenting with using NIS for centralizing the user management for a network of approx 20 servers. I've got an NIS client and server working, and can ssh to the client machine and successfully ...
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NIS / YP make - mail.aliases Callback timed out

I am trying to add the mail.aliases map to my Makefile on my NIS/YP server. I have added 'mail' to list of maps to build, and ensured that it is pointing to the correct aliases file (/etc/aliases). ...
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How to fix long delays and “Callback timed out” errors with NIS master and slave set up?

I have an NIS master and slave set up, and whenever I do something that requires synchronization between the two (such as adding a new user), there are long delays that eventually end in a "Callback ...
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Replacement for NIS/YP

The company that I am working for is embarking on replacing the current locally developed NIS/YP structure with LDAP. We already have AD in house for the Windows stuff and would like to consider ...
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Stop ypbind from automatically running

I want my linux client to stop using nis services. Can someone suggest how to do it. Yes, I've already searched on the web, and also on serverfault. As I've mentioned a couple of times on su/so/sf, ...
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Disable nis login for a particular user on a particular machine

We have a nis server and a nis client in a domain. As part of the in-charge of a subdomain, I want to enable nis logins for only some users on a particular machine, and want to disable the rest of the ...
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Mac OS X 10.5/6, authenticate against by NIS or LDAP when both servers have your username

We have an organization-wide LDAP server and a department-only NIS server. Many users have accounts with the same name on both servers. Is there any way to get Leopard/Snow Leopard machines to query ...
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Server-based homedirs and universal logon on a Linux network? (Other than with NFS+NIS?)

This question was kinda, sorta, already asked, but there's a security issue with the NFS+NIS setup that still bugs me: if you know somebody's username/uid, you can setup a *nix computer, create a user ...
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How to synchronize users, passwords, hosts, etc without NIS

I am administering a very small solaris 2.6 network with 4 boxes total. Is it possible to use scp or similar to replace NIS for synchronizing users, groups, hosts, etc? This network is only a ...
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NFS automounts hang

I have been mounting NFS shares on my x86 Ubuntu with NIS/am-utils fine for a long time, but today my system got into a state where it could no longer access automounted directories and instead ...
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How to create a Linux Server that inherits authentication from main server?

Can I create another server that uses master server's /etc/passwd to authenticate it's users, and if I share users' homes then they can do everything they want within their home directories without ...
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Enable DTrace on Solaris 10 using NIS group

Anyone know how to enable DTrace on Solaris 10 box, based on a NIS group. I am hoping to save some time rather than enabling Dtrace one by one for each user in the group by putting it in the ...
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Unix services on Windows Server 2008

Looking to remove a domain controller that is currently the NIS master for our identity management for unix service. Need to know how to migrate the master to a different Windows server. When you ...
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Integrate LDAP into NIS

I have the task to implement a LDAP service for the typical use cases: User authentication, storing more information on users, storing information on machines, etc. Currently, we have a working NIS ...
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NIS passwd file always empty

I've setup NIS on Centos 5.3 following the fairly sketchy documentation online, it seems to be working pretty well, however whenever I run ypcat passwd, either from the server or the client, no ...
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Using NIS, can I allow only a subset of users to access a particular host?

We use NIS to allow all our users to connect to any of our hosts. However, for one particular host, I want to restrict the users that can log in to a subset of the NIS users. Is this possible?