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NIS question

Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I just set up the NIS server, and tested it, and on the client, when I log 
> in, I get the following message.
> id: cannot find name for user ID 502
> I only setup the databases for passwd, group and hosts
> a 'ypcat passwd' correctly displays the users both on the server as well 
> as the client. There is something stupid that I am missing.

Does 'genent passwd' also correctly display the users?

If not, check your /etc/nsswitch.conf file, and make sure there is entries
that look like this:

passwd:     files nis
shadow:     files nis
group:      files nis


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