NIS ad NFS
rdege at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Sat Dec 1 11:20:20 EST 2001
> Whether it is NIS or LDAP, what I am trying to accomplish is one name and
> password, no matter what system I log onto on my netowork. In the Domain
> Scheme (which I am more familiar with) I can logon with jjneff/password on any
> machine in the domain and certain things will be the same, and I only have to
> update(track) my name/password combo in one place (PDC) How are people out "in
> the word doing it right now" Is there a one name/password for whole netowrk
Perhaps I can add a different angle on this:
You have 3 machines, a YP_Server, YP_Client, and HOME_DIR (contains you
You configure your YP_Server so that a password file is pushed out to the
YP_Client. you can also push other files, but this is the only one needed
for your setup.
(example of a passwd entry stored on the YP_Server)
Configure your YP_Client so that is searches for NIS maps from YP_Server
The user jjneff should NOT exist in the passwd file on YP_Client. Once
NIS is running on YP_Client, you can finger jjneff, and will receive the
info matching the entry from YP_Server.
As per mounting the NFS parition, I would not suggest adding it to your
fstab file. Instead, I would suggest using automounter, like amd or
autofs. In fact, I think you can configure YP_Server to push autofs maps
It feels more efficient this way. Now, the nfs disk will be mounted only
when you plan on using the disc.
Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but
they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.
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