SUMMARY: Solaris 7 NIS master and HP-UX 10.20 clients

Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 11:26:06 CST

Thanks to
Arthur Darren Dunham <>
"Shedd, Graham (G.)" <>
Mark Hargrave <>
"Mike Allmen (rp1251)" <>

But nothing worked... So far it looks like HP, DEC and IBM have their own
implimentation of the shadow file concept but don't know how to access the
map containing the encrypted passwords served by a Solaris NIS server -
only Solaris NIS clients do. Oh well.

Since I only got 4 responses, I guess not too many people are in my
situation. But I would still like this happen so I will put the question
to an HP list and see if anyone knows the solution or can enlighten me.
If I get anymore information, I'll pass it on.

Original question:
> Anyone out there in this situation described in the subject?
> That is my situation but I am having some difficulty with the HP-UX
> clients. I am using the shadow file feature on the Solaris 7 NIS
> and I suspect that has everything to do with the problem.
> Symptoms:
> On the HP client, ypwhich, ypcat all show what they are suppose
> Automounter works as well so I can, while logged in as root, su to any
> in the NIS password map and all is well. But when I try to telnet to
> HP client and log in as a user in the NIS password map, it keeps saying
> "Login incorrect". While su-ed to an account, I can type yppasswd
> <username> and change the NIS password successfully. This leads me to
> believe that NIS seems to working okay at some level. My Solaris
> are okay - as I would expect.
> Does HP not support the shadow password concept?
> I'll summarize, of course.
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