Bug 4227 - Can't set shell for NIS users.
Can't set shell for NIS users.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ypbind (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-07-27 15:09 EDT by brandon.darbro
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 21:37:51 EST
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Description brandon.darbro 1999-07-27 15:09:47 EDT
Cant change users default shell from the NIS passwd map
with an entry like these in the passwd file:

+::::::/bin/bash
or
+username::::::/bin/bash

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
brandon.darbro@pss.boeing.com
Comment 1 lamont 1999-10-28 20:56:59 EDT
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
lamont@icopyright.com
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-03 21:37:59 EST
you need to be using the compat mode in /etc/nsswitch.conf

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