A "me too": NIS stopped working for me about a week ago. All I did was
add a user, then "cd /var/yp; make".
Normal console login at the clients just spits me out as if I gave a bad
username or password. gdm shakes and says, "Authentication service
cannot retrieve authentication info." Logging in as root and then su to
a nis user gives:
# su hazelsct
su: Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info.
Unknown colorls variable `do'.
Until a couple of days ago, su worked (with the warning and the
Ignored), then it stopped around Tuesday.
ps auwx | grep yp gives four ypbind processes on the client, and on the
master it gives the same plus ypserv, rpc.yppasswdd -e chsh and
I've tried re-initializing the server, another "cd /var/yp; make",
looking diligently at the debian howto, but nothing works.
Oh- logins work fine on the master.
Any help would be much appreciated, even an explanation of the
conditions which lead to this error message.