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Date:      Sun, 29 Dec 2002 20:25:20 -0600
From:      Dan Nelson <dnelson@allantgroup.com>
To:        lewiz <purple@lewiz.info>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: YP/NIS timeout.
Message-ID:  <20021230022520.GA30400@dan.emsphone.com>
In-Reply-To: <20021229230257.GA18301@lewiz.org>
References:  <20021229230257.GA18301@lewiz.org>

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In the last episode (Dec 29), lewiz said:
>   I'm wondering if there is any way to stop my system completely
> falling over when my YP/NIS server is no longer available?  I am
> unable to login, even with my root account.  I have a local user that
> I would like to use (when the YP/NIS server is unavailable) but this
> seems impossible.  Any ideas on this matter?

Make sure the local user is above the + in your passwd file and you
should be okay.  Define "unable to login".  Do you simply get "login
incorrect" for all attempts, or are you able to log in but something
else happens?

You might want to consider setting up a couple NIS slave servers if
your master is unreliable.

-- 
	Dan Nelson
	dnelson@allantgroup.com

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