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Re: nis+ client status?

On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 07:48:10PM -0700, Stuart Marshall wrote:
> I would like to run some debian machines as nis+ clients.  Is this possible?
> The NIS howto is old and unclear to me.

yes, it is possible. i run debian with NIS+, i also claimed the sponsorship of
the package, but i'm thinking about giving it up as the person who made the
packages never responded me after i claimed it. 

> indicates that some some additional tools and tweaking to the pam system are
> needed.
> I found /usr/lib/libnss_nisplus.so as part of the libc6-dev pkg but don't
> know what else is needed.

i use the PAM module and the nss library to make the system usable. 

you can get the un-official packages from:
deb http://www.realbodo.de/ debian/
deb-src http://www.realbodo.de/ debian/

i haven't checked how new those packages are, but they work for me.

you should notice before installing these packages that the nis_cachemgr tends
to crash once in a while, mostly with oidentd (don't ask me why, because it
happends only in realtime, not in a debugger.)

get a life, get the second one free...

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