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Bug 4227 - Can't set shell for NIS users.
Summary: Can't set shell for NIS users.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ypbind
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-07-27 19:09 UTC by brandon.darbro
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 02:37:51 UTC

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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

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