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Ian James_1
Occasional Contributor

usermods

Hi

I have a couple of questions regarding users

1. I have a NIS environment where we have various home areas set depending on what role the users have. I need to ammend a users home directory which I have attempted on the NIS master with

usermod -m -d /prod1/

The issue I have is with /prod1 is an NFS mount point from an NFS server. I am however unable to write to the /prod1 dir on the NIS server.

There are loads of id's that reside in /prod1 so I must be missing something

I have checked on the NFS server and can see that the exported mount point doesn't share the dir allowing write access

Any ideas ?

2. Same NIS environment, I have been asked to ammend a couple of existing users so that there accounts expire, min max and warning times for there passwords. The system is however not trusted.

How can I do this

Thanks

1 REPLY
Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: usermods

For number one, from the NIS client (* which I guess is the NFS server *) run :

/usr/bin/ypwhich
/usr/bin/ypwhich -m passwd
domainname
/usr/bin/ypmatch username passwd
/usr/contrib/bin/nsquery hosts hostname
/usr/bin/ypwhich -m hosts
/usr/bin/ypmatch hostname hosts

Also, can you attach this information?

cat /etc/fstab (* client *)
cat /etc/exports (* server *)
cat /etc/nsswitch.conf (* both *)

And attach any errors.

############################################

For number 2, I believe you have to go to NIS+ but refer to the passwd command below. :

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