Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59019
at(1) is unaware of NIS users
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
when a user specified in NIS schedules an at job,
the job won't run.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a NIS user, log in as that user
2. echo touch /tmp/foo | at now + 1 minute
Actual Results: job does not run. /var/log/cron will log the message:
Userid xyz not found - aborting job
xyz is the NIS uid of the user
Expected Results: see at(1)
/etc/nsswitch has "passwd: compat"
NIS users can log in
If a line is created in the local /etc/passwd
for that user (and uid xxx), the job runs as
WORKFORME on Fedora Core 2 (actually rawhide). My /etc/nsswitch.conf says "passwd: files winbind nis" I'd guess this got fixed somewhere between 7.3 and now.