7.3. Setting up
a NIS Client using NYS
All that is required is that the NIS configuration file
(/etc/yp.conf) points to the correct server(s) for its information.
Also, the Name Services Switch configuration file
(/etc/nsswitch.conf) must be correctly set up.
You should install ypbind. It isn't needed by the libc, but the
NIS(YP) tools need it.
If you wish to use the include/exclude user feature
(+/-guest/[email protected]), you have to use "passwd: compat" and "group:
compat" in nsswitch.conf. Note that there is no "shadow: compat"!
You have to use "shadow: files nis" in this case.
The NYS sources are part of the libc 5 sources. When run
configure, say the first time "NO" to the "Values correct"
question, then say "YES" to "Build a NYS libc from nys".