NIS Problems

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Fri Feb 1 05:42:18 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 13:08 -0500, Brent Snow, Mr. wrote:

> I am trying to set it up to work with NIS from a RHEL 4.0 Server. We
> just use NIS for auto mounting users homes. 
I am using NIS w/ automounted user homes w/ FC8 on server and client ;)

>             I can get everything configured properly, but I cannot
> manage to make auto mount to work. I have read a lot of the info on
> NIS not working in Fedora 8, but have not found a workaround/hack yet
> to make this work (if someone has a work around please share).

You would have to provide some more details to be able to help.

What exactly doesn't work? Any error messages in /var/log/messages?

>             I also have a problem with gdmgreeter crashing that
> apparently this is related to having NIS enabled on the system, and
> something about it starting NIS before GDM is started. 
NIS needs to be up before GDM, otherwise GDM can't work.


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