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RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client.

siungnc
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RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client.

Hi all,

Anyone has experience to configure RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client?

Does it work?

regards.
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siungnc
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Re: RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client.

Correction:
RHEL 3 as NIS master
HP-UX 10.2 as NIS client
Steven E. Protter
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Re: RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client.

Shalom,

This scenario will not work.

HP-UX does does not have /etc/shadow in 10.20 and will not authenticate to a RHEL 3 NIS Master. It will integrate, but not authenticate.

That is one of the reasons we used HP-UX as NIS master when I was with NDS in Jerusalem.

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siungnc
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Re: RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client.

Thanks for the reply.

1) That's mean it is impossible at all for the above senario?

2) What u mean integrate & not autheticate?

3) But why it works if configuring HP-UX 10.20 as NIS master? No shadow passwd required for this scenario?

4) Is it works if the NIS client is HP-UX 11 or above?

regards.
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client.

>> 2) What u mean integrate & not autheticate?

i think it means that the HP-UX would bind to the Linux NIS master, but you cannot log in as it won't serve you the passwd map

>> 3) No shadow passwd required for this scenario?

I can confirm that, with ShadowPassword enabled NIS won't work. (if i recall correctly NIS+ would work with shadow)
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Viktor Balogh
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Re: RHEL 3 as NIS master and HP-UX11 as NIS client.

>> 4) Is it works if the NIS client is HP-UX 11 or above?

we used several NIS domains before, it was a homogenous 11i environment. Regarding RHEL 3 I don't have any info.
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