NIS map mail.aliases specified, but NIS not running

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers NIS map mail.aliases specified, but NIS not running
# 1  
Old 08-29-2005
NIS map mail.aliases specified, but NIS not running

Hi all,

I just took over the admin role from someone and I wanna setup sendmail (just to send mail from the host) however, after I config all the resolv.conf, nssitch.conf, hosts file and when I try to send a mail out, after I punched ctl-D, it returned he following,

"NIS map mail.aliases specified, but NIS not running"

Seems like the previoud guy setup some nis mail stuff, how can I ask sendmail to read dns not nis? Thanks
# 2  
Old 08-29-2005

What does your /etc/nsswitch.conf say ?

aliases: files nis ??

# 3  
Old 08-29-2005 User unknown

Thanks Kenny,

I removed the "nis" word from the aliases but when I try to send mail again, it saids " User unknown
/dead.letter... Saved message in /dead.letter

Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Red Hat

Yppasswdd not running on nis master server

Goodmorning i am preparing Nis for my test lab.Running Redhat 5.4 on master and centos for my client.Master server running portmap,ypserv,yppasswdd and client running portmap,ypbind and ypxfrd. ypcat and other yp commands are running fine frm client.But when i try yppasswdd on client to change... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Vaibhav.T
1 Replies

2. SuSE

autofs: Ignore a specific NIS map

Hi! I have an issue with SuSE machines when trying to override the NIS map for home folders. My /etc/auto.master contains the following: /home yp auto.homehub +auto.master auto.homehub contains the NIS keys for all users home directories. in auto.master there also is a auto.home which... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: Esaia
0 Replies

3. Linux


Hi All, I have configured NIS server in linux rhel5 and made one client member to that server. nfs share created for users home directory i have created one nis user, user not able to change the passwd of his login. getting below mentioned error " yppasswdd not running on NIS master... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: vinay_ks
1 Replies

4. Red Hat

NIS disabling the MAP for a local user

Hello everybody, we have a NIS User lsfadmin which gets his environment variables from the autmount /home/lsfadmin. A newer version of the application needs a different environment to launch the application. I can't change the environment of the NIS User because we use NIS company wide for... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: sdohn
0 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Validating that the NIS and NIS+ services are disabled

I'm creating a scrip for auditing our AIX box's to ensure that they are built according to our system standards. I'm not sure on the logic for checking to see if the NIS and NIS+ services are disabled. any idea's? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sport
2 Replies

6. Solaris

How to configure a NIS client bound to the NIS server in another subnet?

Hi, all. I have a Solaris client here needs to bind to NIS server in another subnet. Following is the configuration i made on the client, 1) edit /etc/inet/hosts to add an entry of the NIS server -- nserver01 2) execute `domainname` to set local NIS domain to the domain of the NIS server.... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: sn_wukong
1 Replies

7. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

SUSE 9 and 10 NIS clients with RedHat 8.0 NIS server not working

We have a RedHat 8.0 NIS master, with a RedHat 8.0 NIS Slave. We also have a small number of SUSE 9.1 and SUSE 10 machines here for evaluation. However, no matter what i do, the SUSE machines will not talk to the NIS Servers. If i broadcast for NIS Servers for the specified NIS domain, it... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: fishsponge
1 Replies

8. IP Networking

differences nis nis+

Hello together. Is there someone who is able to explain me the differences between NIS and NIS+. thanks in advance joerg (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: joerg
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Solaris NIS+ and RedHat NIS+

Hello all, I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I would like to know if Redhat running NIS ( not NIS +) would have conflict with Solaris running NIS+. Currently I am running NIS+ on Solaris but will be adding RedHat to the network. I seem to be unable to find and information regarding... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: larry
2 Replies

10. Cybersecurity

running NIS over ssh

Hi Guys, Is it possible to run NIS over ssh as I want to run NIS without the security risks that would normally follow? If you have got any suggestions please share them with me. Andy H (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Andy Hibbins
2 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Featured Tech Videos