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How to add root user in nis passwd file?

One of the sys admins accidentally moved aside /etc/passwd... doh! Restoring the file from backup doesn't work... it errors out because root user does not exist. I've got NIS running at this site and ...
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Basic NIS questions

I'm a software developer who finds himself the SA stuckee when one SA went on vacation right after the other one quit. We have a network of redhat/solaris machines with a solaris NIS server. I want to ...
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Login using Active Directory in Linux using Kerberos 5

I have a problem with setting up auth for users on Linux (Fedora Core 15 to be exact) using Active Directory on Windows 2008 Server with installed support for UNIX systems. I've successfully setup ...
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command for list users in linux system

How can i list all the linux users when the ldap autentication is cofigured? I remember that there are one command to list the /etc/passwd files and the ldap users.
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Force NIS to use TCP

Is it possible to force NIS to connect using TCP instead of UDP? I've scoured the documentation for both ypserv (to force listening on TCP only) and ypbind (to connect over TCP only) but found ...
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Common user accounts between linux machines

I have a base system with a few (currently two) VMs on top of it, all running Ubuntu Server. I have to keep adding my user account on each system when I bring a new one up, as well as giving it sudo ...
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Password rules for yppasswd

I have a NIS master-slave setup and I would like to improve the password rules/complexity for it. Seems like if I introduce new rules to the NIS Master they are applicable only from there. What I ...
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Can I use netgroup at an NIS Client (Redhat) to restrict access to it?

Our company has a central NIS configuration that we are using to access our teams servers (Redhat)... The current configuration allows all valid NIS authenticated users to connect to our servers. We ...
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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?