Bug 480417 - No auto mount of user's home directory for nis (yp) authenticated user
No auto mount of user's home directory for nis (yp) authenticated user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yp-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Klíč
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-16 17:42 EST by Normand Robert
Modified: 2013-03-03 17:59 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:37:34 EST
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Description Normand Robert 2009-01-16 17:42:31 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
the box.

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

How reproducible:


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
robert@srpc030206's password: 
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
-bash-3.2$ exit

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

ssh robert@srpc030206
robert@srpc030206's password: 
Last login: Fri Jan 16 14:43:51 2009 from panda.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca
[robert@srpc030206 ~]$ pwd

Actual results:

No automount of file system needed by user

Expected results:

Automount of file system needed by user

Additional info:
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