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Old 08-01-2003
nis plus on linux redhat

Hello all,

I wanted to know if any one had successfully install nis+ utils and use nis+ client on a linux (redhat) and have a Solaris nis+ server. I am able to install the client software on the linux and am able to see the nis+ tables. The passwd tables' works file but the auto_master and auto_home does not work correctly. I know that linux use /etc/auto.home (note the "." dot) instead of the underscore on Solaris. I have pointed my nsswitch.conf file on linux client to show:

automount: files nisplus

Currently I would have to cat my nis auto_home table and redirect it to /etc/auto.home on the linux. This works but is not the idea of nis+. I have looked and have tried a lot of different things but nothing works. My last hope to it edit the /etc/init.d/autofs. It does not seem to look for nis+. Would I be wrong to change this? Any advice would be great. THANKS
# 2  
Old 08-01-2003
What do you have in auto master?

I believe you should have an entry such as

/home nisplus auto_home
# 3  
Old 08-01-2003

This is on the client side right. When I make the change and reload autofs I get this:

Start /usr/sbin/automount /home yp nisplus auto_home

but it does not work when I su - to anyone I get cannot change to /home/larry: no such file or directory

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Old 08-01-2003
Post what you have in /etc auto master. You probably need to remove the info you put into /etc auto home and return it to the correct information. Did you save what was in auto home before you started "cat my nis auto_home table and redirect it to /etc/auto.home "?
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Old 08-07-2003

This is from the client /etc/auto.master
[larry@liunx ~]$ more /etc/auto.master

# /misc /etc/auto.misc --timeout=60
#/home nisplus auto_home
/home /etc/auto.home
/opt /etc/

This is the niscat command. To me this means that the system can see the nis+ tables.
[larry@linux ~]$ niscat auto_master.org_dir

/net -hosts
/home auto_home
/xfn -xfn
/- auto_direct

Here is my nsswitch.conf

automount: files nisplus

I did not save auto home before I cat nis+ table and redirect, because there was nothing in it. When I started there was no entries in the auto master file nor the auto home file. I basicly started from nothing. THANKS
# 6  
Old 08-07-2003
Try changing /etc/auto.home to have one entry such as:

* -fstype=nfs,soft,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,nosuid
# 7  
Old 08-07-2003

Thanks for your answer but, I was trying to have the system look at the nis+ tables. I didn't want to use the /etc/auto.home file.

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