[Beowulf] RE: Beowulf Digest, Vol 41, Issue 2

Buccaneer for Hire. buccaneer at rocketmail.com
Mon Jul 2 16:14:14 EDT 2007


option nis-domain       "XXXXXXX";


--- A Lenzo <alenzo at mail.rochester.edu> wrote:


> Hello all,
> 
> Thank you to Everybody who has been helping with my
> NFS/NIS setup.  I am
> very grateful.  Even though NIS may not be extremely
> secure, it seems a
> decent solution for my small network which is, BTW,
> behind a firewall.  All
> I need is a simple solution.  I have begun setting
> up NIS - to get it to
> work, I changed the yp.conf file to the following:
> 
> domain nisbanjosrv server banjosrv
> ypserver banjosrv
> 
> The problem is that every time I reboot, this file
> reverts to the following
> code instead:
> 
> #generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
> ypserver 128.??.??.4
> 
> ----------------------
> Now, I can vi the file and fix it, but of course,
> I'd rather not have to do
> it on every reboot. By the way, 128.??.??.4 is
> another Linux server on my
> same network that probably uses NIS also. Don't know
> how or why this is
> being picked up - but this new server (and the nodes
> it supports) will
> ultimately have to be separate even though they will
> be on the same network.
> 
> I tried using chmod 444 on yp.conf in hopes that it
> would prevent the system
> from overwriting it, but this has also not worked.
> 
> So the question is: how can I prevent yp.conf from
> being changed on every
> boot?
> 
> Thanks all for any and all help,
> Sol
> 
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