[K12OSN] Re: K12OSN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 74

David Tisdell penguintiz at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 20 14:47:16 UTC 2004

I have NIS working. I used the following doc to get
things going:
I found the O'reilly book more complicated than what I
needed. The howto from tldp was simple to follow.
Webmin also does a good job of setting up NIS
When RH9 first came out ypserv appeared to be broken.
I was teaching a Linux class and couldn't get it to
work. After some updates came out, I didn't have any
problems. I am running it on RH 9 right now. I haven't
tried it on Fedora. I also haven't seen the errors you
describe. If I can be of any help I will.

Message: 9
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 08:49:46 +0100
From: Martin Woolley <sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk>
Subject: Re: [K12OSN]  NIS user authenticated OK but
nothing works
To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
	<k12osn at redhat.com>
<200410200849.46988.sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk>
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On Tuesday 19 Oct 2004 12:46 pm, Lewis Holcroft wrote:
> Martin,
> Is your /var/yp/securenets file setup to allow
access to the client
> subnets? Just a guess. I'm new to this NIS stuff and
this is the best 
> could come up with pre coffee.

Oh yes; that's the first thing I checked.  
I've setup NIS/NFS with the O'Reilly book in one hand
and this tutorial 
on the 
screen http://freeos.com/articles/2843/ and still it
doesn't work.  
the NIS software is broken?  I gather from various
newsgroups that 
people are 
moving away from NIS to LDAP (which I can well do
without as I've found 
to be very fragile and very difficult to setup).   
Does anyone have 
working NIS installations and if so, are they williing
to share config 
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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