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Bug 4227

Summary: Can't set shell for NIS users.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: brandon.darbro
Component: ypbindAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.0CC: brandon.darbro, lamont
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Hardware: i386   
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Description brandon.darbro 1999-07-27 19:09:47 UTC
Cant change users default shell from the NIS passwd map
with an entry like these in the passwd file:


Instead the users are still starting with the ksh shell as
set in the NIS map.  This a problem with PAM configuration
or a bug with YP/NIS?  (This works on our HP-UX boxes, btw)

*Brandon Darbro

Comment 1 lamont 1999-10-29 00:56:59 UTC
This may be related to the problem that I've observed where if the NIS
server goes down, even users in /etc/passwd (i.e. root) cannot login
to the box.  And the root user is not even in the NIS passwd map.

Lamont Granquist

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-04 02:37:59 UTC
you need to be using the compat mode in /etc/nsswitch.conf