Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480417
No auto mount of user's home directory for nis (yp) authenticated user
Last modified: 2013-03-03 17:59:23 EST
Description of the problem:
In the EOL Fedora 8, the automounter was nis aware and the use of
nis authentication would result in automounting of a user's
home dir without additional configuration. This is no longer the
case. Fedora 8 was one of few distros where this worked out of
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -qa | grep yp-tools
Probably not the right component but there is no netfs choice in
yum updated system 2009/01/16 and rebooted
Steps to Reproduce:
On target system with firewall off and no other user logged except for root
1. Turn off network manager because it breaks nis for some reason
[root@srpc030206 ~]# /etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop
It is permanently disabled on my system.
2. restart netfs
[root@srpc030206 etc]# /etc/init.d/netfs restart
Unmounting NFS filesystems: [ OK ]
Mounting other filesystems: [FAILED]
3. Turn on previously configured nis service (we broadcast for a server)
[root@srpc030206 ~]# /etc/init.d/ypbind start
Starting NIS service: [ OK ]
Binding NIS service: [ OK ]
4. Check it
[root@srpc030206 ~]# ypwhich
5. Log in from a remote system with user requiring nis and notice no home dir
[robert@panda ~]$ ssh robert@srpc030206
Last login: Fri Jan 16 14:07:36 2009 from panda.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca
Could not chdir to home directory /home16/robert: No such file or directory
6. Mount that same file system as root for the user
mount -t nfs resnfs:/export/home16 /home16
df | grep home16
6. Log in with no problem
Last login: Fri Jan 16 14:43:51 2009 from panda.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca
[robert@srpc030206 ~]$ pwd
No automount of file system needed by user
Automount of file system needed by user
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