Solaris 9 NIS user creation issue


 
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Old 09-29-2006
Solaris 9 NIS user creation issue

Helloo to all...

what is the correct way to assign a password to a new NIS user on a NIS master server?

When I the following:
useradd -s /bin/bash -d /export/home/username -m username

The user get created fine but when I try to assign a password I get:

#passwd username
Changing nis password for username on (servername)
Current password:

I dont understand why i get this when the user was just created. Thanks in advance to all who reply......
 
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ypwhich(1)						      General Commands Manual							ypwhich(1)

NAME
ypwhich - determine which host is the current NIS server or map master. SYNOPSIS
ypwhich [-d domain] [-V1] [-V2] [hostname] ypwhich [-d domain] [-m[mname]] [-t[mapname]] ypwhich -x OPTIONS
Identifies which server is serving v.1 NIS protocol-speaking client processes. Identifies which server is serving v.2 NIS protocol-speak- ing client processes. If neither version is specified, ypwhich attempts to locate the server that supplies the current v.2 services. If there is no v.2 server currently bound, ypwhich attempts to locate the server supplying the v.1 services. Since NIS servers and NIS clients are both backward compatible, the user need seldom be concerned about which version is currently in use. Uses domain instead of the current domain. Finds the master NIS server for a map. No hostname can be specified with -m. The mname argument can be a mapname, or a nickname for a map. When mname is omitted, ypwhich provides a list of available maps. Inhibits nickname translation and is useful if there is a mapname identical to a nickname. Displays the map nickname table. This option lists the nicknames (mnames) that the command knows of, and indicates the mapname associated with each nickname. DESCRIPTION
The ypwhich command identifies the Network Information Service (NIS) server that currently supplies NIS services to an NIS client. It also identifies which NIS server is the master for a map. If invoked without arguments, ypwhich returns the host name of the NIS server for the local machine. If hostname is specified, ypwhich checks that machine to find out which NIS master it is using. Refer to ypfiles(4) and ypserv(8) for an overview of NIS. SEE ALSO
ypfiles(4), rpcinfo(8), ypserv(8), ypset(8) ypwhich(1)

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